Recycle Across America Labels Help Simplify, Increase RecyclingNine years ago, when she founded Recycle Across America, Mitch Hedlund's idea to increase U.S. recycling rates seemed too simple to work.
Kroger Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic Bags In All Stores By 2025The nation’s largest grocery chain will be plastic-bag free at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025.
With So Much Online Shopping, How Much Cardboard Are We Using?Waste Management says it has seen a 20 percent increase in the amount of cardboard in its recycling stream.
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.
Old Electronics Replaced Over The Holidays? Recycle It!If you found a brand new electronic device under the Christmas tree this year, your next question is what to do with the old one.
Police: Post-Christmas Thieves Target Homes With Electronics Boxes In TrashSt. Paul Police has a new program that aims to ensure homeowners -- not burglars -- are the only ones who will enjoy those new Christmas gifts.
Good Question: Why Doesn't MN Offer Refunds For Recycling Bottles & Cans?If you take a close look at your cans and plastic bottles, you will notice that some states offer money back when recyclables are returned to a store or collection location. So, why is Minnesota not one of those states?
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.