Tennessee Solid Waste Education Project

Resources on Recycling

Waste Calculator from California Department of Conservation (DoC) -California Consumer Recycling Calculator; Bar and Restaurant CRV (California Refund Value) Calculator

Recycling Examples and Statistics from California DoC - Examples and statistics on the benefits of recycling, e.g., the number of recycled plastic bottles needed to make a t-shirt, the number of recycled aluminum cans needed to watch two and one-half hours of television, etc.

Recycling in Japan -This site explains what items the City of Yokohama will (and will not) pick-up as garbage and how residents should package items for pick-up. It provides a good example of using graphic design to aid awareness and provide for cross-culture, geographical differences.

Recycling in Germany - An overview of Germany’s recycling success and a "how-to" guide for new residents.

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs and Mercury: Reality Check - an article answering questions about Compact Fluorescent Bulbs from Popular Mechanics. It includes information about the mercury content and proper disposal of CFLs.

Frequently Asked Questions - Lamp Disposal, Recycling & Environmental - General Electric’s answers to frequently asked questions about lamp disposal, recycling, and environmental issues.

Buying Guides – Compact Fluorescent Bulbs - Guide to buying (and disposing of) CFLs.

Information on Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and Mercury - a fact sheet from the EPA’s Energy Star program that answers frequently asked questions about CFLs, including proper disposal techniques.

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