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17 Tips To Travel Green and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Whether your preference is to relax on a tropical beach with a Pina Colada, explore out-of-the-way treasures, navigate museums in the world’s greatest cities, or travel to visit friends and family for the holidays, traveling is an adventure that many of us love to experience. That said, we live in a time when we are more conscientious of the impact our actions have on the environment—so how can we travel green? In other words, how to we continue traveling the way we want to while at the same time reducing our carbon footprint?

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Why Do Prices for Metal Recyclables Fluctuate?

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Anyone who knows recycling will tell you that metal is a valuable resource. Not only can metal recyclables be reused over and over again for raw materials needed in manufacturing, construction, and other areas of commerce—thus preserving the environment by reducing waste, over-mining, excess energy expenses, and pollution—but they can be used like “virgin metals.” As a result, they maintain superior value despite constant fluctuations in the market.

But how and why do prices for metal recyclables fluctuate like they do?

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13 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day and Support DFW Recycling

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Communities and groups across the nation will soon celebrate Earth Day. The global environmental movement—slated this year for Monday, April 22, 2024—was created 54 years ago and is a welcome annual reminder for over one billion people to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you can raise awareness, enjoy nature, teach your kids, and give back by participating in one or several fun, educational, and exciting events to support DFW recycling efforts.

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Improper Disposal at the Recycling Center: Aspirational Recycling

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If only the average American could be a fly on the wall when recycling center employees sift through literally tons of the recycled materials processed every day. If they could, maybe they would see for themselves the many consumer recycling mistakes that take place. They may also see why experts say not everything is recyclable and that it is better to do your research before tossing oddball items into the same recycling bin. The Environmental Protection Agency’s most recent statistics show that Americans produced 292.4 million tons of municipal solid waste in 2018 alone, or 4.9 pounds per person per day. And while the EPA estimates that most of those items are recyclable, there is plenty of aspirational recycling going on.

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Given the popularity of online ordering for office and home supplies, consumers now have an abundance of cardboard boxes. As a result, the natural question they’re asking is, “What can we do with them once we’re done that’s responsible and good for the environment?” At Texas Recycling, we strive to follow the 3 Rs—Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. While recycled cardboard boxes are preferable to disposing of them in the local landfill, reusing or upcycling them prior to recycling is an even better way to reduce our environmental impact.

So, if you have a slew of empty boxes taking over your supply closet, break room, or garage, don’t fret. Here are some fun and simple ideas to upcycle those empty cardboard boxes.

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