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.
Good Question: How Does Minnesota Rank In Recycling? Minnesota is considering a new recycling program where you could return your drink containers for 10 cents a piece. On Tuesday, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency held a public hearing to release a report that argued our can and bottle recycling rate could rise from 45 percent to 84 percent with a 10-cent deposit fee. The report said a new program would add 1,000 jobs in the state, but costs beverage producers $29 million.So that had us wondering: How does Minnesota rank in recycling?
Don’t Kick Your Christmas Tree To The Curb, Recycle ItSome of you have already gotten rid of your Christmas trees, and some of you are probably putting it off. Sure, you can leave yours by the curb for pickup. But we found out there's a way you can make good use of that tree for the next four months or so.
Will Container Deposits Encourage More Recycling?Minnesota's recycling rate is among the highest in the country. But that’s not saying a lot when you consider that at 47 percent, less than half of all residents are chipping in.
How The Science Museum Is Going GreenIf you've visited The Science Museum of Minnesota lately, you've probably noticed some changes. There's the new Maya exhibit and a new cafe with gelato, but perhaps the biggest change at the museum is one you haven't noticed.
Sassy Knitwear ‘Upcycles’ Old Fashions Into New CreationsFashion trends come and go. But now many formerly-beloved shirts and dresses are getting a new life. It's an increasingly popular trend called "upcycling." They use those previous items to create new ones. Watch the video above to see WCCO photojournalist Joe Mears' journey to a local shop called Sassy Knitwear in Minneapolis, where dressing "sassy" means dressing responsibly.