recycling http://nhpr.org en 7.24.14: Paperless Societies, The Impact Of Transfer Stations, And Emeralds Included http://nhpr.org/post/72414-paperless-societies-impact-transfer-stations-and-emeralds-included <p></p><p>Has the digital age made things like handwritten letters and rotary phones obsolete? Today, we look at our possible transition towards a paperless society. Then, what treasure lays buried at your local transfer station? And how can that change your relationship with your neighbors? Plus, we speak with New Hampshire author Betsy Woodman about her new novel <em>Emeralds Included</em>. &nbsp;</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:49:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 52508 at http://nhpr.org 7.24.14: Paperless Societies, The Impact Of Transfer Stations, And Emeralds Included What Happens To The Trash The U.S. Ships Overseas? http://nhpr.org/post/what-happens-trash-us-ships-overseas <p></p><p>Chances are you came in contact with something made from recycled material today. A can of soda…the carpeting in your office building, or the smart phone that’s an arms length or less away. . They’re part of a swirling cycle of good made from old items and fed back into the production of new stuff. And the more we buy…the more we need to recycle. But where does all of that recycled material ultimately end up? <a href="http://shanghaiscrap.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Adam Minter </strong></a>is Shanghai correspondent for <em>Bloomberg World View</em> and a frequent contributor to <em>The Atlantic</em> and other publications. <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/11/how-china-profits-from-our-junk/281044/" target="_blank">He’s followed the trail of trash</a> and found that most of it ends up in China and India. He’s author of <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781608197910?aff=junkyardplanet" target="_blank"><em>Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade. </em></a></p><p><em> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:50:16 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38729 at http://nhpr.org What Happens To The Trash The U.S. Ships Overseas? Greening The O.R. http://nhpr.org/post/greening-or <p></p><p>Reduce, reuse, recycle? Not in the medical profession. While recycling has become the aspiration or even the norm in most areas of our daily lives, an operating room is the one place where recycling feels like a dangerous practice. Recent studies provide staggering statistics of the amount of waste produced by hospitals on a daily basis; one conservative estimate puts annual hospital waste at <a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/average-knee-operation-produces-30-pounds-of-garbage">five point nine million tons</a>, with operating rooms accounting for twenty to thirty percent of that total. In light of these numbers, there is a growing effort to bring sustainability into the health care sector while still maintaining the highest level of hygiene.</p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:10:58 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28927 at http://nhpr.org Greening The O.R. Zero-Waste Home http://nhpr.org/post/zero-waste-home <p>Many of us have good intentions when it comes to reducing household waste – but too often those canvas totes get left in the closet, food scraps avoid the compost pile, and product packaging fills the trash-bag.&nbsp; One head of household has found the motivation and creativity needed to take home-waste reduction to a whole other level.&nbsp; <strong>Bea &nbsp;Johnson </strong>is the blogger behind <a href="http://zerowastehome.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Zero-Waste Home</a>, and now <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781451697681" target="_blank">author of a book</a> by the same name. She and her family produce only one quart of garbage per year.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:38:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25359 at http://nhpr.org Zero-Waste Home Has Recycling Lived Up To Its Promises? http://nhpr.org/post/has-recycling-lived-its-promises <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong><br><br><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: Has recycling lived up to its promise to reduce waste and pollution, save energy and provide jobs in our ailing economy?&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:48:37 +0000 New Media Intern 18099 at http://nhpr.org Has Recycling Lived Up To Its Promises? Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash (REBROADCAST) http://nhpr.org/post/garbology-our-dirty-love-affair-trash-rebroadcast <p>Author Edward Humes explores why we make so much garbage and how it impacts our lives, as well as what we can do to solve the problem.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:51:36 +0000 Laura Knoy 11113 at http://nhpr.org Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash (REBROADCAST)