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July 25, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: Preparing Styrofoam For Recycling

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July 25, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Recycling 101: Junk Mail

So, I just got some good news from Metro Recycling Specialist Patrick Morgan. Continue reading →

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July 11, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Recycling 101: Styrofoam

Oh, that pesky Styrofoam. You hate to throw it away because it takes forever to decompose. But it's certainly not recyclable – not in the curbside bins, anyway. Continue reading →

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June 27, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Recycling 101: The Numbers Game

This one comes from my own personal arsenal of pesky recycling questions: What's up with the numbers inside those raised recycling triangles on plastic containers? Are they trying to tell me something? Because apparently I haven't been listening. Continue reading →

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June 20, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Recycling 101: Soiled Recyclables

The recycling questions keep rolling in. This one is from EarthFix Editor David Steves, who asked me about soiled material that would otherwise be recyclable: "I've always wondered: Can you ruin a whole batch of recycling by not washing things out?" Continue reading →

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June 05, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Recycling 101: Foil Scraps

Last week, at the request of OPB's online news editor, I asked Metro's recycling information specialist Patrick Morgan how to recycle little plastic doodads such as bread bag ties and milk spout seals. Continue reading →

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May 31, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Recycling 101: Little Plastic Doodads

A few months ago, OPB’s online news editor Rebecca Galloway started bringing small articles of plastic to my desk with a request: Can you figure out whether I can recycle this? Continue reading →

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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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