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Recycling Groups

Computers & e-Waste

Water Dept.

Reading Material, Other Media

"The business of recycling represents nearly $106B in annual economic activity, is responsible for 471,587 direct and indirect jobs, and generates
more than $4.3B in state and local revenue and another $6.76B in federal taxes." — Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, in 2015

WMail ezine Issue #28 [October 2002]
"Waste Not, Want Not"

America Recycles Day on November 15th [est. 1999]
Planet Recycling Co. - full service recycler [est. 1995]
Recycler's World website
Reuse Development Organization [est. 1995]
Internet Consumer Recycling Guide
Abitibi Paper Retriever programs in USA & Canada & U.K.
Basel Action Network - against 'Toxic Trade'

grassroots FreeCycle networks: recycle unwanted goods
Los Angeles [CA] FreeCycle group {3900 members}

Wise Recycling [est. 1992] - operates in CO, FL, KY, NC, NM & VA

Intelligent Waste Management Solutions, Ltd. [est. 2006] in U.K. & Ireland
Ekamo.org recycling site
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries [est. 1987]

Local Recycling Groups

National Recycling Coalition (affiliates included below}
Arizona Recycling Coalition
Colorado Assn. for Recycling
EcoCycle of Colorado - community-based recycling since 1976
Connecticut Recyclers Coalition
Illinois Recycling Assn.
ReUseIt Center - new & used building materials of Batavia, IL
Indiana Recycling Coalition
Michigan Recycling Coalition
Recycling Assn. of Minnesota
Missouri Recycling Assn.
New Mexico Recycling Coalition
ReStore recycled building materials in New Mexico
Placitas [NM] Recycling Center
Community Bike Recycling Program of Albuquerque, NM
New York Assn. for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling
Assn. of Ohio Recyclers
Oklahoma Recycling Assn. [est. 2006] based in Tulsa
Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico Recycling Coalition
Tennessee Recycling Coalition
Recycling Alliance of Texas
Recycling Coalition of Utah
Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin

California Resource Recovery Assn.
California Recycles [California Integrated Waste Management Board]
The ReUse People of California [est. 1993]
California Dept. of Conservation website

CalMAX: California Materials Exchange Program         LACoMAX: Los Angeles County Materials Exchange Program

Cortes Island [British Columbia] Recycling Centre

Computer & e-Waste Recycling

P.C. Disposal [U.S.A. nationwide]
N.R.C.'s Electronics Recycling Initiative
Global Crisis listing - computer hardware donation & recycling
Share The Technology - computer recycling project
Funding Factory - printer cartridge & cellphone donation/recycling
National Technology Recycling Project - printer cartridge, PDA & cellphone recycling
Computer TakeBack Campaign
eRevival LLC - computer recycling in 6 states
Recellular - cell phone donation/recycling/sales
Verizon's device recycling program ($1 each to Hopeline anti-abuse charity)

SoCal Computer Recyclers [Los Angeles CA area; est. 1998]
Los Angeles County D.P.W. E-waste FAQ
City of Los Angeles [CA] E-Waste Program
Computer Recyclers of America [San Diego CA area]

A.R.C. International e-waste recycling of City of Industry, CA - operating in CA, GA, IL, NJ, NV, TX, Mexico & Canada

Computer Corps [U.S.A.-based non-profit]

Computer Recycling U.S.A. - Electronics Recycling for Business      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Plug-In to eCycling program      eBay's Rethink Intiatitive on the problem of e-waste
Hewlett-Packard's product return & recycling program      Motorola's Race To Recycle program      I.B.M. Asset Recovery Solutions: Making it easy to sell or recycle computers

{{ Unicor of Germany violates O.S.H.A. standards in its U.S. e-waste recovery operations }}

Water Department
One of the large concerns around recycling is water. Countries of the First World use too much water, Second and Third World water is scarce or unhealthy, and the temperature and chemistry of the oceans are moving in the wrong direction. So we have added a few solutions here, such as filtered water bottles. Each tiny drop of water – or of environmental sanity – added to others, will eventually produce lakes and rivers and oceans of ecological improvement. Our future depends on it.

suggested by a young 4-H member  filtered water bottles info at The Water Page U.K. website

Brita Bottle Water Filtration System  Brita™ Bottle Water Filtration System
single 24-ounce bottle with filter (blue or violet) for $8.50
twin-pack 24-ounce bottles (two color choices) for $14.99
3-pack 20-ounce bottles & 6 filters (2 blue, 1 green) for $22.42
two replacement filters for $6.88
Rubbermaid Filtration Personal Water Bottles  Rubbermaid™ Filtration Personal Water Bottle
single 20-ounce bottle with filter (black, green or purple) for $9.99
single 20-ounce bottle with filter (blue) for $9.99
two replacement filters for $9.99
Bobble Bottles Reusable Water Bottle  Bobble Bottles™ Reusable Water Bottle
single 18.5-ounce bottle with filter (six color choices) for $9.47 to $14.90
replacement filter (10 color choices) for $6.53 to $11.84

Reading Material on Recycling
& Sustainable Living

browse Recycling {and other forms of waste management} books category at Amazon

Professional & Technical › Environmental Science › Bestsellers books catalog at Amazon

Recycling Today Magazine [est. 1963] subscription  
Recycling Today Magazine [est. 1963]
this is an industry-oriented ('professional') magazine, with U.S and global editions
subscription via Amazon no longer available
magazine website
Save Our Planet  "Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up The Earth"
[1990] by Diane Maceachern, illustrations by Lonni Sue Johnson

Dell 9x6 pb [12/91] for $15.00
Dell 8½x6¼ pb [rev 4/95] out of print/many used
Easy Recycling Handbook  "Easy Recycling Handbook: What To Recycle & How To Buy Recycled ... Without All The Garbage" [1994] by Dee McVicker
Grassroots Publns 8½x5½ pb [6/94] for $8.95
Choose to Reuse   "Choose to Reuse: An Encyclopedia of Services, Businesses, Tools & Charitable Programs That Foster Reuse" [1995]
by Nikki & David Goldbeck

Ceres Press 9x6 pb [3/95] for $11.17
Why Do We Recycle?   "Why Do We Recycle?: Markets, Values & Public Policy" [1996]
by Frank Ackerman

Island Press 9x6 pb [12/96] for $22.50
Island Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/96] out of stock/used
Sustainable Economy   "A Sustainable Economy For The 21st Century" [1998]
by Juliet B. Schor

Seven Stories Press / Open Media pamphlet [12/98] for $5.36
Seven Stories / Open Media Adobe Reader ebook [2/99] for $4.50
Seven Stories / Open Media M/S Reader ebook [2/99] for $4.50
Storey's Basic Country Skills   "Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide To Self-Reliance" [1999]
by John & Martha Storey

Storey Publng 11x8½ pb [9/99] for $16.47
Storey Publng 11¼x8¾ hardcover [9/99] out of print/used
publisher website
Mongo / Botha   "Mongo: Adventures In Trash" [2004] by journalist Ted Botha
mongo {noun}: 1 [1970s +] an idiot; 2 [1980s +] (US, New York) any discarded object that is retrieved; 3 [1980s +] (US, New York) a scrap-metal scavenger
— "The Cassell Dictionary of Slang"

Bloomsbury 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/2004] for $16.77
Country Wisdom & Know-How  "Country Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need To Know To Live Off The Land" [2004] by the Editors of Storey Books
Black Dog/Leventhal 13¾x10½ pb [9/2004] for $13.57
publisher's bookpage

"Trashed: No Place For Waste" [Blenheim Films Dec 2012]
Trashed documentary hosted by Jeremy Irons  The problem of waste disposal has not been solved; even recycling in developed countries hardly makes a dent, and the Zero Waste movement goes unreported.
Co-produced, written & directed by Candida Brady; co-produced & hosted by Jeremy Irons
Blenheim Films color DVD [4/2013] for $18.00
credits at IMDbofficial movie site

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