Good Question: What's Recyclable?Estimates range from 2% to 10% of what people consider residential recycling can’t be recycled. Plastic bags, like those from grocery stores, are the number one culprit. Ziploc, bread and newspaper bags also fall in that category.
Where Does Everything Go When The State Fair Ends?As soon as the festivities come to an end, the vendors start packing up and heading home. But what happens to all the excess supplies after the fair is over?
Target Field Becomes 'Trash Free'The Minnesota Twins are off to a good start this season, and now Target Field also has some bragging rights. The Twins say they now have the greenest ballpark in Major League Baseball. This comes after a partnership with a company called Eco Products in the effort to cut down on plastic.
Good Questions: Recycling, Sleet, Inflamed Vocal CordsEvery Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores recycling protocol, sleet vs. freezing rain, and why your voice gets lower when you're sick.
Minneapolis To Offer Organics RecyclingThe city of Minneapolis is rolling out organics recycling for those interested in the option. That means residents will be able to toss things like food scraps, chop sticks and pizza boxes into new, green-colored carts. What goes in those carts will be picked up on the same day as garbage, and some of the things that can be recycled can't be put in outdoor compost bins.
Good Questions: Plastic Recycling, Mileage Signs, LEGO StructuresGood Questions: Plastic Recycling, Mileage Signs, LEGO structures
Good Questions: Capitol Christmas Tree, Zoo Hibernation & Garbage Pick-UpWhat do they do with the Capitol Christmas tree after the season is over?
Next Year, Mpls. Will Have Curbside Organic Recycling The city of Minneapolis is getting one step closer to creating a Zero Waste city. Starting next year, the city will have curbside pickup for recycling organics.
Good Questions: Clean Recyclables, Itching & Seeing StarsCheri from Marshall wants to know: How much do you have to clean something you recycle? Hennepin County spokesperson Angie Timmons says recyclables don't require scrubbing or dishwasher treatment, but you should give it a quick rinse.
Minneapolis To Ban Styrofoam By 2015Those white Styrofoam take out containers will soon be banned in Minneapolis. The city council has adopted a measure to amend the city code that will outlaw Styrofoam containers starting on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.
Single Sort Recycling Starts In St. Paul Recycling just got easier, and more inclusive, in St. Paul. Starting Monday, residents can put all recyclables into one bin for pickup. They can also recycle more plastics -- things like produce and deli containers, yogurt cups, and shampoo bottles.
Good Question: What's Happening To All Of That Metrodome Debris?If the Metrodome's demolition was like a Vikings football game, we'd be in the final few minutes of the last quarter. Anyone who has driven by the facility over the past few weeks has likely noticed the demolition is almost complete. "All we have left is to clear the site of the rubble," said Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.