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Poo Poo Paper – Environmentally Friendly Gifts

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Trying to find the perfect gift for someone for the holidays? Were you thinking that maybe a nice stationary set or photo album would be a great idea? Take a moment and look into Yes, it sounds disgusting; and to be perfectly honest, it is a bit disgusting. These paper products are actually handmade from recycled elephant dung. However, with a motto like “We take the Ooo of out Poo,” it’s a bit easier to believe that it’s not as bad as it sounds.

With a process that includes multiple rinses, a boiling stage and adding natural fibers from banana trees and pineapples, the poopoopaper is made thick and strong. The mixture is then laid out flat on mesh-bottomed tray into small cakes or “wafers”. The tray is then leaned up against a tree angled toward the sun. No drying process is used saving energy and resources. They also carry cow dung products as well.


RFC featured in Oakland Press with Eastern Market Detroit

Friday, December 11th, 2009
Oakland Press, MI

Oakland Press, MI

Recycling for Charities, a Royal Oak-based nonprofit group, is urging everyone in the metro Detroit area to bring used electronics to Eastern Market in Detroit between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday December 12th and 19th 2009 . Alternatively donations can be made online 24/7/365 on their website at All donations are tax deductible.

The goal of the collection drive is to keep electronic waste out of landfills while simultaneously benefiting charities.


Ontario Gives Back to Green Vehicles

Monday, December 7th, 2009

As the green way becomes the right way, more and more electric cars are beginning to be seen. Let’s admit this though, the very sight of one of these raises questions. Sure it looks more like a go-kart than an actual car, but there is little doubt that these vehicles are in fact better for the environment. Still that is not going to motivate every consumer to go out and get themselves behind the wheel of one of these electric or hybrid cars. There needs to be more of an incentive than the feel good aspect. That is exactly what Ontario, Canada is doing to assure more green vehicles hit their streets.

Starting in 2010 Ontario will offer a limited program exclusive to drivers that own green vehicles, such as plug-in hybrids and battery-powered electric vehicles. These vehicles will be given green colored license plates by the ministry of transportation next year. The owners of eligible vehicles will receive exclusive privileges that are intended to make driving a green vehicle more appealing.


The “Greener” Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, Christmas is right around the corner. As everyone adapts to the holiday spirit the foundation behind any Christmas is a good Christmas tree. Now for those of you who are trying your best to go green you may wonder, is a real or fake tree better for the environment? With all of the various options available we can see why this would be a troubling question.

On one side you have the fresh real thing straight from mother earth, which is the choice of approximately 29 million households, according to the National Christmas Tree Associations. Yes, it is a real thing, I checked for myself. The majority of Christmas trees are grown on farms for this purpose, meaning deforestations is no longer an issue. However, the trees do have to be shipped from the farms to sites that are often long distances. On top of that, they also require pesticide and fueled vehicles to maintain and ultimately will end up in landfills.


Kodak Partners with Recycling for Charities

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Recycling for Charities has the privilege of announcing their partnership with Kodak in a joint effort to reduce electronic waste. Kodak will be sporting the Recycling for Charities logo on the front of their latest Kodak EasyShare M320 digital camera bundles. “This partnership is a testament to the benefit we provide as a charity and good corporate citizenship on the part of Kodak,” stated Dario Chiarini, President of Recycling for Charities. The new camera packages will make it as simple as possible for people to donate to charities. The outside will boast of the RFC connection and the inside will provide consumers with the paid postage label and the 3 easy steps to take.


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