''It was like passing a boundary to dive / Into the sun-filled water, brightly leafed / And limbed and lighted out from bank to bank. / That's how the stars shine during the day.'' -- Wallace Stevens

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South Carolina Sierra Club
Post Office Box 2388
Columbia, South Carolina 29202

 

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Earthworm, Jim? PDF Print E-mail
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Earthworms Soak Up Heavy Metal

"Earthworms could be used to extract toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic refuse collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management."

You can read more about this article here.

 
ABC Recycling Bill Petition PDF Print E-mail
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Just in case you missed our ABC Recycling bill petition to the legislators, you can download a copy of it here.  

Just fill it out (why not ask some friends to do likewise) and send it to the office.  We'll include it with the packet of names we've already collected.  

You can mail it to: 

South Carolina Sierra Club
1314 Lincoln Street, Suite 211
Post Office Box 2388
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
 
E-Recycling Day PDF Print E-mail
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Go Green Columbia! Free Community Electronics Recycling

Columbia Place Mall is teaming up with 5R Processors, Ltd. to help Columbia and the surrounding communities properly dispose of their household electronics equipment at no cost.  5R will be set up in the Columbia Place Mall outer parking lot across from Burlington Coat Factory on Saturday, September 24th from 10:00am to 2:00pm where they will be accepting any old or obsolete electronics equipment.  Additionally, 5R will be providing Department of Defense approved hard drive cleansing for only $10.  The event is open to the public and 5R is accepting residential equipment only.

5R will be accepting most consumer electronics and home office equipment including: computers, monitors, laptops, printers, TVs, cell phones, microwaves, large household appliances and more.  For a complete list of acceptable items visit the 5R Events page at www.5Rprocessors.com or call (715)322-4347.

 
Maine Cities Save with Recycling PDF Print E-mail
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Article originally appears in the Waste & Recycling News on August 8, 2011

Recycling paid off last year for four Main municipalities, which avoided paying a combined $1 million in waste disposal costs.

From July 1, 2010, through June, residents and businesses of Cape Elizabeth, Portland, Scarborough and South Portland recycled their waste through Portland based EcoMaine, a nonprofit group which is owned and operated by 21 municipalities in southern Maine.  EcoMaine has a single-sort recycling facility, a waste-to-energy plant and a landfill/ashfill site.

Read more: Maine Cities Save with Recycling
 
New E-Recycling Law PDF Print E-mail
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Keep the Midlands Beautiful
Electronics Recycling - It's the Law!
As of July 1, 2011, residents are no longer allowed to dispose of computers, computer monitors, printers and televisions with their household garbage.  These items must be recycled.
Read more: New E-Recycling Law
 
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