The lowdown on tire pressure

Every year New Brunswickers recycle the equivalent of more than one million tires. Did you know driving styles have a lot to do with how fast tires wear? That’s true but there are other reasons as well.  The worst part is that thousands of the tires recycled each year may have been r...
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UNB Saint John holding community electronic waste recycling day

UNB Saint John is providing Saint John residents with an opportunity to recycle their unwanted electronics. On Saturday, September 17, the university is a holding a community electronic waste recycling day. The event begins at 9 a.m. and will end when the collection truck is full.  The truck wi...
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Discover the beauty of nature through Photography

I first fell in love with photography a few years ago but little did I know how photography would open my eyes to so much more.  With my new found passion and a macro lens, my world was forever changed and I discovered the beauty found in the small things.  Nature is all around us and ofte...
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Garage and Shed Organization Makes Recycling Easier

Whether your garage or shed is a model of cleanliness or it still looks like you just moved in, we could all benefit from better recycling organization.  One of the main ways to minimize the cost of recycling programs is to keep materials as clean as possible.  This is where being organize...
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Rubbish Sink

I recently read an article in the Tire News about another new use for the rubber from recycled tires.  An architectural firm in California has designed a sink using old tires.  It is called a Rubbish Sink and it is one of the firms more popular products.  Evidently, rubber is ideal fo...
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Recycled tires, paint make a difference

When you recycle old tires and paint, you help to protect our clean, safe environment.  You also help to make it possible for New Brunswick families in need to realize the dream of owning their own home.Recycle NB formed a partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Every year, we donate roofing shi...
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Shifting responsibility for waste management

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is not a new concept. Governments around the world have been using the policy for more than a decade. The idea is that a producer is responsible for a product through its full lifecycle. This includes financial and physical responsibility for the waste manageme...
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New Brunswick paint recycling a success

I was just looking at 2013 paint recycling program statistics. It was another good year. I am always so encouraged by the public’s support of the program. Everyone who recycled leftover paint or empty paint cans deserves a pat on the back.  Thanks to your efforts, we are definitely MOVING...
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I'm dreaming of a Green Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us so make this year special for you and your family by making your decorations and reducing, reusing and recycling whenever possible.  It’s a fun way to celebrate the season and help protect the environment for future generations.Start by putting your electrica...
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