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Atlanta Community Recycling Centers

Empowering Atlanta’s Communities to Sustain Cleaner and Greener Neighborhoods

Keep Atlanta Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., serves Atlanta by developing and implementing public education and community improvement programs that make a cleaner and greener Atlanta. These initiatives enhance the quality of life and economic development in the community by instilling pride in community ownership and a behavior change that seeks improvements in littering, recycling, beautification, and natural resource conservation.


CVS/pharmacy Offers Customers Safe Disposal Program for Medications

- TakeAway Environmental Return System(TM) now available in 7,200 CVS/pharmacy locations -
- Convenient, affordable solution for customers to safely dispose their unwanted drugs -
- U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse applauds availability of program at CVS/pharmacy -

CVS/pharmacy announced today that all 7,200 of its locations now offer the Sharps Compliance Corp.'s Environmental Return System, which provides customers with the ability to safely dispose of their unused, expired or unwanted drugs using affordable medication disposal envelopes.


Wastewater 101 for Gwinnett County

When water leaves your home, apartment, or workplace, it goes to one of two locations: the sanitary sewer system or a septic tank. If the wastewater goes to the sanitary sewer system, it will pass from the source to a wastewater treatment facility. The wastewater treatment facility will clean the water and release the treated water (or effluent) into a nearby stream, river, or lake. Water that does not flow into the sanitary sewer system is treated by an onsite waste water management system, commonly called a septic system.


Bubble Wrap: Biodegradable, Creative Re-Use

Does anyone not like to pop bubble wrap?  Introduced in 1960 by the Sealed Air Corporation, bubble wrap – that is, the popping thereof – has been used as a stress reliever, a toddler-distracter, an annoyer.  But most of us just use bubble wrap to cushion our fragile items for moving or shipping.  Popping the bubbles is a bonus (if an addictive one). The problem with bubble wrap is that approximately 95% of it ends up in landfills.   Now, some forms of bubble wrap are biodegradable.  U-Haul sells one called “EnviroBubble” which will degrade over time when exposed to sun and/or moisture.  Clearly, sending biodegradable plastic to landfills is preferable to non-biodegradable.



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