July 8, 2016
That's a wrap Instead of using plastic wrap to cover bowls, store sandwiches, and wrap cheese - and then throwing it away - consider a reusable, natural alternative. Bee's Wrap is washable, made with beeswax and cloth. The warmth of your hands is enough to mold and seal it into place. - Samantha Melamed Bee's Wrap, $19 for a set of three 10-by-11-inch wraps at Kitchenette, 117 S. 12th St., Philadelphia, 215-829-4949 Pizza that goes against the grain If you're off gluten but still craving pizza, Smart Flour Foods' version, with a crisp crust made of amaranth, sorghum, and teff, might help you climb back from the brink of despair.
May 31, 2016 |
From the front gate, Revolution Recovery looks like any other dump. Trucks are constantly pulling off I-95 and unloading mini-mountains of junk - about 350 tons a day. But the Northeast Philadelphia recycling center also is an established wellspring of creativity through the nonprofit Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR), founded in 2010. Now, with the help of a $60,000 grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the recycling dump has become a performance venue where RAIR continues to blur the lines between trash and art, and raise awareness about sustainability.
March 3, 2016 |
A worker at a Waste Management recycling plant in Holmesburg was killed Tuesday morning when a ton of paper fell on him, police said in a news release Tuesday afternoon. Police said that shortly before 7:30 a.m., the 42-year-old man was "performing a routine inspection of his forklift" near "large bales of tightly packed recyclable paper" when another worker operating a forklift nearby hit the bales of cardboard, and "in a cascade effect," one of the large bales toppled onto the victim.
January 7, 2016 |
Examples of what Burlington County households and small businesses should - and shouldn't - put in their big blue recycling tubs: WHAT GOES IN: Newspapers; junk mail; paperback books; brown bags; school and office paper; "gray" paperboard, such as tissue and cereal boxes; plastics marked with the recycling symbol (three rotating arrows) surrounding the numbers 1, 2 and 5. (The types of plastic found in most consumer products, these typically include milk jugs, soda bottles, "clamshell" berry boxes, and yogurt cups.)
January 7, 2016 |
Where do you suppose that Champagne bottle is you uncorked on New Year's Eve? And whatever did you do with the cork? The molded Styrofoam that delivered your new laptop, the cardboard cup from Starbucks that held this morning's latte, the Sunday Inquirer, Friday's pizza box greasy with pepperoni, the aluminum foil that wrapped the turkey, and that string of Christmas lights that blinked out over the weekend: Where are they now? If you live in Burlington County, chances are good that your recent paper, metal, plastic and glass trail has been dumped, tumbled, crushed, and flattened, scanned by infrared light, puffed by air jets, and sorted by magnets at a plant in Westampton.
October 22, 2015 |
Lawyers for a group of China-based scrap-metal recyclers have asked a federal court in New Jersey to return $5.5 million in cash, a Porsche Cayman Coupe, and a Texas warehouse, all seized last winter during a Homeland Security probe of worn coins sold to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. Federal border control agents acted illegally when they decided the worn coins were fakes and seized the mint's payments to Wealthy Max Ltd., America Naha Inc., and XRacer Sports Co. Ltd., along with the car and warehouse, their lawyer, Bradford L. Geyer wrote in a filing asking a federal judge in Newark to dismiss the case.
August 18, 2015 |
The corridor near the vacant fish market still smells like fish, and the area by the vanished food court still smells like grease. Soon even the odors of the Gallery will be gone, as the developer prepares to undertake a massive internal demolition and knock the inside of the mall to pieces. The work probably will start in late September. The mountains of broken material won't all be headed to landfills. More likely, experts said, tons of metal and concrete will be sold and recycled.
April 9, 2015 |
A CROCODILE made of bubblegum, a giant gorilla composed of car parts and tiny creatures carved from crayons are all trying to tell you something: Recycling is important, and our everyday actions have an effect on our friends in the animal kingdom. "Second Nature," opening Saturday, is the Philadelphia Zoo's latest feature experience. The exhibit's name holds a two-pronged meaning: Trash gets a second life in art pieces, and recycling can become "second nature" to humans. "Second Nature" is free with regular zoo admission.
March 15, 2015 |
Living in an 1835 Society Hill townhouse might spur some people to decorate to suit that period. Not Yvonne Novak and Aaron Weindling, who say they don't want to fill their 180-year-old home on South Seventh Street with Chippendale furniture and wingback chairs. "It is our home and not a museum. Antique sofas are hard to find, expensive, and not very comfortable," Novak says. "We have chosen to adopt a combination of previously owned and new things that fit our space and our lifestyle.
February 2, 2015 |
THE BAMBIEBOTZ girls are building a 6-foot-tall recycling robot that will be able to maneuver a plastic garbage can, pile crates and dispose of swimming-pool noodles. When they're done later this month, it will compete against other remote-controlled recycling robots in the 2015 FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology - Robotics Challenge. Win or lose, the BambieBotz team that created it at St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in Northeast Philadelphia will gain something that their volunteer mentor, Jeanine Heck, is thrilled about - the idea that engineering can be a real-life career.