Hennepin Co. Seeks 50 Households For 'Zero Waste Challenge'If you’re steady recycler in Hennepin County who nevertheless is amazed at the amount of trash your household generates, then the county has a new initiative you’ll want to check out.
Study: Americans Doubling EPA Waste EstimateAmericans are apparently sending about twice as much garbage to landfills as the federal government has estimated. A new survey by Yale University found America tosses about five pounds of trash per person into landfills every day.
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.
Uptown Hair Salon Goes Green, Diverts 95 Percent Of WasteWave Salon in Uptown has become Minnesota's first green salon. They are able to divert 95 percent of their waste by recycling hair, chemicals, foil and plastic.
Pesticide Collection Program Makes Gains In 2014 An effort by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has kept 58,000 pounds of unwanted and unused pesticides out of the environment.
New Mercury Law For Minnesota Begins FridayMakers of thermostats that contain mercury will now be taking on greater responsibility for keeping their products out of the garbage and sewer system, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced Tuesday.
State Fines Crow Wing County Landfill $12,000The Crow Wing County Landfill has paid a $12,000 fine for accepting and improperly disposing of 15 barrels of flammable liquid hazardous waste. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the hazardous waste accepted by the landfill in November 2012 posed a potential threat to human health.
Study: Minnesotans Wasting More Food, PlasticMinnesotans are throwing away more food and more plastic these days. And that's discouraging to officials who say valuable resources are being wasted that could create jobs if they were recycled instead.
Big Parties In Duluth Area Now Need Recycling BinsThrowing a big party in Duluth? Don't forget the recycling containers.
Could Rochester Be The 1st All-Recycled City? Let's face it: Americans produce a lot of garbage.
Now That's A ToiletCheck out this new model of a toilet that has been invented by those working for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Police: Couple Charged With Child NeglectDakota County investigators have charged a Burnsville couple with child neglect.