Move over bake sales and car washes ... a do-goody alternative to municipal curbside pick-up, Christmas tree recycling has become a lucrative fundraising activity for nonprofit groups in Portland, Ore.
If you haven’t taken a look at what your recycling program allows you to put in the recycling bins, you might want to do so before all the holiday dinners and gift-giving commences. The rules may have changed for the better.
From glue sticks to flip-flops, TerraCycle has embraced hard-to-recycle waste with open arms. And with this new collection scheme, the company is taking on the country's most pervasive type of litter: Cigarette butts.
In addition to doing the deed itself (or pledging to do it more actively) on America Recycles Day, take a look back at 20 standout stories from the past year on the always fascinating topic of waste diversion.