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Holiday Party

Holiday Party-ing with a Twist

By: Maya Perry Holiday season is upon us and 1thing is here to give you sustainability tips while gearing up for family gatherings. Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties are about to kick off and we want you to party eco-friendly this year. Although these parties are fun but they can be wasteful and...
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Recycling

National Recycling Week 2018

By: Maya Perry November 12th – November 18th is 2018’s National Recycling Week. Recycling is the progression of changing left-over materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to "predictable" waste disposal that can save material and help lower gas radiations. Recycling can stop...
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Pumpkin

1Thing HALLOWEEN WITH A TWIST

By: Maya Perry October is famous for the Halloween holiday and 1thing is here to give you Eco-friendly Halloween decoration ideas reusing household items from around your house. Here is a list of decorations that can help turn your Halloween into a success. Turn your trash into treasure by using...
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Health Day

1Thing Supports “WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY”

By: Maya Perry September 26th is recognized as World Environmental Health Day. According to the International Federation of Environmental Health theme for 2018 is “‘Global Food Safety and Sustainability’ aims to support the provision of more safe food, to make use of precious water and nutrient...
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Lunch Box

How to pack a waste-free lunch

By Laine Roberts, Recycling Education Specialist, City of Greensboro Whether you’re a grab-and-goer, brown-bagger, or a meal-prepper, you can decrease lunch waste with the following tips. Use a reusable lunch box. It doesn't have to be fancy, a reusable or insulated reusable grocery bag works just...
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Paper

Pondering on Paper

By Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor, City of Greensboro Ever Wonder is this paper supposed to be recycled? Read more to find out about frequently asked questions about mail, boxes, books, and shredded paper. 1. Do I need to remove the plastic windows on envelopes? What about the plastic...
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Plastic debris

The Ocean Cleanup Kicks off September 8th

The Ocean Cleanup is set to launch on Saturday, September 8th The launch will take place from their assembly yard in Alameda, through the San Francisco Bay, toward the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Livestream will be available starting at noon PDT/ 3pm EDT/ 9pm CEST Click here! The Quickie...
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Coffee grounds

Coffee Ground Conundrum

By Stephanie Nickell Sixty-four percent of Americans age 18 and older said they had a cup of coffee the previous day in 2018. That’s the highest levels seen since 2012, according to a survey conducted by the National Coffee Association. In 2016, PlanetArk reported 3,000 tons of waste coffee grounds...
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Plastic bags

Plastic bag bans around the world

By Stephanie Nickell Shoppers collectively use around 500 billion single-use plastic bags every year. That’s 150 bags per person, per year, for every single person on Earth — or enough to circle the globe 4,200 times. In the U.S., only 2 states (CA and HI) have banned plastic bags on a statewide...
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Foam peanuts

Facts on Foam: Plastic #6 Polystyrene

By Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor, City of Greensboro What is it? Polystyrene, or Styrofoam, is a petroleum-based plastic made from styrene monomers. It has excellent insulation properties, is light-weight, and 95% air. Styrofoam is commonly used in product packaging and the food industry...
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