Wrap It Up: May 11-15


What’s been exciting this week on Earth911.com? Catch-up before a whole new week starts.

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1. Earth911.com Releases iPhone® App
Need to recycle on the go? Earth911’s new iPhone app, iRecycle®, allows users to pinpoint the nearest location to recycle specific items.

2. Human Impact Study a ‘Wake-up Call’ For West Coast
A two-year study by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) concludes that humans have a significant impact on ocean areas along the West Coast.

3. Winery Plastic Bottles to Cut Greenhouse Emissions
Australia-based Foster’s Group has decided to switch the packaging for its new “Green label” brand wines from glass to plastic.

4. EPA to Reconsider Treatment of Hazardous Waste
In response to a petition by the Sierra Club over the EPA’s definition of hazardous waste and how to dispose of it, the agency will hold a public meeting on June 30 to address possible revisions and their environmental impact.

5. New CFL Packaging Features Recycling Kit
Earthmate and Waste Management have partnered together in the launch of a new compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) product in which the packaging doubles as a recycling kit for consumers to mail-in spent bulbs.

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