Wave 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.
An effort by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has kept 58,000 pounds of unwanted and unused pesticides out of the environment.
Makers 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.
The 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.
Minnesotans 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.
Throwing a big party in Duluth? Don’t forget the recycling containers.
Let’s face it: Americans produce a lot of garbage.
Check out this new model of a toilet that has been invented by those working for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dakota County investigators have charged a Burnsville couple with child neglect.