Almost all of the materials used to manufacture a cell phone can be recovered to make new products. Metals, plastics, and rechargeable batteries from recycled cell phones are turned into new materials and products.


"It was strangely like war. They attacked the forest as if it were an enemy to be pushed back from the beachheads, driven into the hills, broken into patches, and wiped out. Many operators thought they were not only making lumber but liberating the land from the trees."

— Murray Morgan

Cloth napkins are not only more durable than paper ones, but ditching disposable napkins will also save you money in the long run and reduce your waste stream.

 

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Tuesday
Sep022014

Disease Management Plan for Aquaculture Created

By ecoRI News staff

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — The state of Rhode Island has adopted a plan facilitated by URI's Graduate School of Oceanography to reduce the likelihood of human illness from the consumption of improperly handled oysters raised in aquaculture facilities.<<Read more

Monday
Sep012014

Want Social Justice? Change the Tax Code

By FRANK CARINI

Taxes are an integral part of a well-functioning economy, and society. After all, this country’s two most successful and innovative industries at the moment — high tech and biotech — were propped up by the government. In fact, a well-designed tax system raises more than money. It reduces inequality and improves economic efficiency.<<Read opinion

Saturday
Aug302014

Beekeeping Long Illegal in New Bedford

By JOYCE ROWLEY/ecoRI News contributor

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — When Michael Patnaude wanted to pursue beekeeping last spring, he found a 1976 city ordinance forbade it. Back then, the City Council considered imposing a 100-foot restriction between beehives and abutting property. The Planning Board recommended a total ban. The ban still exists today.<<Read more

Friday
Aug292014

Puffins Project Keeps Popular Seabirds in N.E.

By PETER BAKER/ecoRI News contributor

We’re fortunate to have puffins in New England, thanks in large part to Steve Kress of the National Audubon Society who conceived Project Puffin four decades ago to re-establish nesting colonies on some islands in the Gulf of Maine.<<Read more

Thursday
Aug282014

The Power of Mixing River Water and Seawater

By ecoRI News staff

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy. MIT researchers have evaluated an emerging method of power generation called pressure retarded osmosis, in which two streams of different salinity are mixed to produce energy.<<Read more

Wednesday
Aug272014

Sailing and Exploring Where Land Meets Water

By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff

WESTPORT, Mass. — If you think New England has run out of remote, natural places to explore, well, at least one tour group says there's plenty more to enjoy and a unique way to experience it. This new business offers overnight dingy cruises of hard-to-reach harbors with the unfortunate name of “gunkholes.”<<Read more

Tuesday
Aug262014

Solar-Marketing Plan to Target Specific Communities

By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island will soon begin marketing its solar-energy program to the public. Through a joint initiative with the Office of Energy Resources and the Renewable Energy Fund, Rhode Island will join Massachusetts and Connecticut with the rollout of its own "Solarize" program that markets solar-energy projects.<<Read more

Tuesday
Aug262014

Volunteers to Conduct Sweep of Ocean State‚Äôs Coast

By ecoRI News staff

Some 2,000 volunteers from across Rhode Island will participate Sept. 20 in a global cleanup to collect trash and data at more than 80 beaches as part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Find out what local beaches will be getting cleaned.<<Read more

Saturday
Aug232014

DEM Red Tape Frustrates Paddlers

By DAVID SMITH/ecoRI News contributor

A new rule requires that any organized group of six people or three boats is prohibited from going on a paddle without the permission of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management. Permission must be obtained at least three weeks prior to the outing, and afterward a report must be filed stating who went on the outing.<<Read more

Friday
Aug222014

Naval Station Drops Wind Farm for Solar Power

By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff

NEWPORT, R.I. — One of the state's largest energy users has dropped plans for a wind farm and is instead moving toward solar energy. Naval Station Newport says its wind project has been “placed in a strategic pause” because of the fiscal climate, regulatory and environmental issues, and community concerns.<<Read more