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PLASTICS STILL COLLECTED

Eco-Tip for 7-7-19 Plastics Still Collected in Curbside Recycling Despite Market Challenges By David Goldstein, VCPWA, IWMD Over the past few weeks, local environmental activists have been sharing through Facebook and forwarding through email an article first published by a British newspaper on June 21. In the inflammatory style of a controversial exposé, The Guardian…

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START-UP BUSINESSES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Eco-Tip for 6-30-19 Start-up Businesses for the Environment By David Goldstein, VCPWA, IWMD Glenn Hening, founder of the non-profit Surfrider Foundation, has started a for-profit business he expects will also benefit the environment. The company, currently based at his home in Oxnard, is called Granular Resistance Fitness Corporation. Before deciding to go into business, Hening…

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PUBLIC WORKS DAY 2019

Eco-tip for 5-19-19 Revamped Public Works Day Uses Hands-on Learning to Expose Students to Environmentally Beneficial Careers By David Goldstein, Ventura County Public Works Agency, IWMD and Katie Yates, Consortium Media The theme of this year’s annual Public Works Day, “Lean Forward. Leading Excellence,” refers to an emphasis on innovation, opportunity, and accomplishment in careers…