Tag: recycle

Join LCA in Celebrating Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day— and we’ll be celebrating with two events, both on Saturday. From 12-4 at Jordan Park, 1001 N. 6th St., we’ll be joining the City of Allentown Bureau of Recycling for Earth Day in the Park. The event includes live music, giveaways, a raffle, food trucks, face painting, crafts, activities, educational demonstrations…

Plastic bottle pollution expected to reach crisis level by 2021

The good: “Most plastic bottles used for soft drinks and water are made from polyethylene terephthalate (Pet), which is highly recyclable,” states an article in The Guardian.  The bad: Recycling efforts can’t keep pace. “Fewer than half of the bottles bought in 2016 were collected for recycling and just 7% of those collected were turned…

Earth Day events — can you dig it?

Next Wednesday (April 22) is Earth Day. Are you doing something special for the planet? It could be as simple as keeping that new year’s resolution to recycle more, or vowing (and keeping your vow) to take shorter showers.  Over the next two weeks, there are celebrations and events across the Lehigh Valley. We’ve gathered…

Make it a green holiday: Recycle!

As the end of the holiday season draws near, there’s one more gift you can give: recycling your trees, boxes, wrapping paper, greeting cards and even electrical devices — like that string of lights that never works right. Christmas trees can be reused in a number of ways you’d probably never even thought about. If you…

Close the loop: Recycle more than you trash

Are you casting your lot in with a trashy crowd? As the world’s population continues to grow and our planet’s finite resources dwindle, it’s more important than ever to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Instead of adding to the waste stream, take a closer look at what’s going into your trash. The things that can be…

Turning trash into treasure

Waste is a fact of life. In the kitchen, it doesn’t matter whether you’re slicing a tomato or cutting up a cucumber, peeling an apple or paring a pear, there are leftover skins and seeds to scrap. There are coffee grounds to contend with; eggshells to eliminate; paper towels to pitch. Then there’s all the…