Green Line: Christmas décor recycling

by Brenda Kame’enui When you’re ready to put the furniture back where it belongs and dismantle Christmas décor at home, consider these recycling opportunities… Christmas trees Boy Scouts: tree pick up and recycling (remove all tinsel and ornaments) www.scouttroop182.org Your local yard debris collector for tree chipping:

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Green Line: Food Waste

What About Food Waste? Food waste occurs all along the food chain, but the largest waste comes from consumer-facing businesses. A restaurant’s broad menu of dishes that may not be ordered and huge portions designed to attract customers are big sources of waste. Food safety regulations require

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Green Line: Leaf Blowers

A commercial leaf blower emits as much smog-forming pollution in one hour as driving a 2016 Toyota Camry about 1,100 miles. Multiply this by hundreds of blowers in the course of a week, and we understand one small-but-large contribution to Eugene-Springfield’s rating among the worst for air

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Green Line: Online Shopping

What about our online shopping? The toothbrush, hair dryer, or running shoes we order on two-day delivery? If UPS careens down your street three times a day, the carbon is significant. We often order one item in a hurry. If we drive to the store to buy

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