Fracking ban, trash reduction on deck for Mass. Senate next week

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Jun 052016
 

Kathleen O’Connor Ives amendment that would have added a fracking ban to a water infrastructure bill. Pacheco, a Taunton Democrat, is also the sponsor of the recycling and municipal solid waste reduction bill the Senate plans to take up next week.
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Your Kitchen Trash Reborn As Abstract Art

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Dec 152012
 

Empty, forgotten, forlorn — the curbside recycling bin can seem like a sort of existential low point for all those soda bottles, tin cans, egg cartons and other containers whose contents we consume. But then – voila! Sorted for recycling, they become a thing of beauty.

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A ‘Green’ Gold Rush? Calif. Firm Turns Trash To Gas

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Nov 142012
 

California starts the ball rolling Wednesday on a controversial scheme to keep the planet from overheating: Businesses will have to get a permit if they emit greenhouse gases. And one California company is hoping to get in on the ground level, by turning trash into biomass energy.

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Biodegradable Electronics Could End Toxic Trash

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Sep 272012
 

A future in which a discarded cell phone dissolves into a landfill, rather than living on for thousands of years as garbage, may not be that far off. Melissa Block talks with John A. Rogers, a 2009 MacArthur Fellow and professor of engineering at University of Illinois, about his research into “transient electronics.”

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Trash Can May Be Greenest Option For Unused Drugs

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May 212012
 

Drug take-back programs are gaining popularity as a safe way to dispose of extra prescriptions. But a study from the University of Michigan suggests that chucking them in your household trash may be just as safe and more environmentally-friendly, thanks to reduced overall pollution.

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