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Kalob Grady : Travel with Your Mug

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Kalob Grady : Travel with Your Mug

The little things make a big difference.  Professional whitewater kayaker and Recover Ambassador Kalob Grady gives us the rundown on one of his Recover Sustainability Tips: Travel with Your Mug.   Before we get to your Sustainability Tip, can you give us a little personal introduction… What do you do for work/ play/ life? My name’s Kalob Grady, I’m 24 and Canadian. I am the head coach for World Class Academy (WCA), an international, kayaking-focused high school, and I also instruct for the Ottawa Kayak school in youth development positions in my free time. I am equally passionate about coaching...

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Recycling the Right Way: What Goes IN and What Stays OUT of Curbside Recycling

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Recycling the Right Way: What Goes IN and What Stays OUT of Curbside Recycling

1 in 4 items placed in curbside recycling is not recyclable.  This seemingly “whatever” issue is causing a huge problem throughout the US.  A problem that all comes down to all of us individuals taking part in the quick and easy actions to fix it. Whether a result of “wishful recycling”, lack of a quick rinse, or contamination, the common disconnects between what can and cannot go in your recycling bin creates a large monetary cost to already stressed facilities, and is easy to avoid.  A study conducted by Mecklenburg County in North Carolina found that the county’s economic loss...

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Be The Impact: What’s in Store for Recover Sustainability Tips in 2019

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Be The Impact: What’s in Store for Recover Sustainability Tips in 2019

Last Year, Recover began its “Sustainability Tips” initiative, researching, synopsizing, and connecting you with stories, information, and quick and easy tips and tricks to be the impact in working for a sustainable tomorrow today.  Alongside Recover and countless inspiring companies, communities, nonprofits, and individuals such as yourselves, we shared everything from “Stop Sucking. The World’s Movement for a Ban on Plastic Straws” to “How to Start Your Own Compost”.   In 2019, Recover’s Sustainability Tips are growing, expanding, and energizing to connect you with engaging, simple, and fun ways for you to be the impact.  In a series of inspiring...

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Go Old School: Learning more about plastic bags will bring back old habits.

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Go Old School: Learning more about plastic bags will bring back old habits.

  Whether a grocery store, farmers’ market, convenience store, local boutique, or box store mall, shopping for food and goods is part of the everyday.  Depending on where you choose to shop and what you’re shopping for, the question of “Did you bring your own bag?” can be lost in the shuffle. Oddly enough, it has become the consumer’s responsibility to give verbal or visual cues that they have reusable bags, and sometimes it even requires the physical intervention of swiftly grabbing your goods right after they’re scanned before everything gets swept into a plastic bag in what seems like...

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Stop Sucking. The World’s Movement for a Ban on Plastic Straws.

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Stop Sucking. The World’s Movement for a Ban on Plastic Straws.

Stop Sucking. The World’s Movement for a Ban on Plastic Straws In the heat of summer months, there’s nothing like an ice cold drink.  But, while drinking refreshing smoothies, milkshakes, juices, frappuccinos, and sodas this summer, many have something new on their mind: STOP SUCKING.  The STOP SUCKING campaign addresses the extensive plastic pollution that results from the use of straws, an argued “completely unnecessary” item that is usually given to consumers at restaurants, cafes, and summer drink shacks without question and then thrown away.  Straws usually aren’t recycled, and even if they do make their way to a recycling...

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