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Saturday, February 22, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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City using crushed glass for road-building

Until recently, empty bottles and jars had to be hauled hundreds of miles from Spokane to be transformed into recycled products. Glass collected at the curb was trucked to Calgary, …


Mobius teaching kids to give old items new functions

The items might sound like rubbish at first – toilet paper rolls, plastic bottles, egg cartons, scraps of paper. But in the hands of an imaginative child, they quickly become …


Schools get green for programs

Several local schools are set to receive cash for their environmental program efforts courtesy of the Terry Husseman School Awards Program run by the Washington Department of Ecology. The awards …


BofA center expects to save $9,000 a year by recycling

When 1,000 workers in a 20-story office building start recycling, how many tons of plastic water bottles, aluminum pop cans and mixed office paper are diverted from the city of …


E-waste finds a home

Thousands of pounds of old computers, TV sets and monitors have begun their final journey, landing in the warehouses of Spokane-area recyclers who are part of Washington’s groundbreaking electronic waste …


Oregon’s expanded bottle deposit law kicks in on Jan. 1

EUGENE, Ore. – Starting Jan. 1, Oregonians will have to cough up an extra nickel when they buy a bottle of water. Adding deposits for water containers is one of …


It’s never too early to be thinking green

Kids these days. They’ve got the weight of the world – and the atmosphere – on their shoulders. When it comes to environmental issues, they’re caught between conflicting tensions, says …


Jail recycle center proposed

Recycling could solve Kootenai County’s critical crowded jail problem, extend the life of the county landfill and perhaps save taxpayer money. Sheriff Rocky Watson and Solid Waste Director Roger Saterfiel …


Recyled lighting adds brightness to life

After the sun goes down, Gene Domanico, age 84, enjoys sitting on his deck to watch the light play across the paths and flowers of his small yard. Domanico has …


Color your garden spring green

It’s amazing what a little bit of sunshine can do for gardeners with cabin fever. A few warm, dry days and we are back out there playing in the detritus …


Coffee Retailers Find Ways To Cope With Daily Grind Oregon Shops Team Up With City Waste Haulers To Turn Grounds To Compost

Every morning, frazzled commuters clutch cups of coffee like warm little security blankets. They guzzle gallons of coffee, cup after cup, day after day. And the residue of those coffee …


Reuse It A To Z Many Items You Have On Hand Have Plenty Of Life Left In Them, Perfect For A Second Use

Think everyday items have only one specified “use”? Perish the thought! Look around. If you’re willing to be a little creative, many everyday items can be given another lease on …