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Trash problems: Recycling in crisis

Dividing trash to be recycled has become a way of life for Americans. More than 34 percent of garbage is recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a gain of over 400 percent since 1960. Those numbers notwithstanding, that progress could be halted as lower oil prices drive down profits in the recycling industry, according to at least one observer.

24-Year-Old Erin Schrode is Trying to Become the Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress

Erin Schrode talked to a lot of people before she decided to run for Congress, but one conversation really stuck in her mind. She had sought out the advice of an older male friend about waging a campaign to unseat an incumbent in her California district. “He put his hand on my knee and said, ‘Sweetie, just wait 20 years [and] maybe you can run,” she recalled in an interview Monday.

Consumers Overwhelmingly Believe Recycling is Important

Good news! Americans still believe recycling is important and positively impacts the environment. These were the finding of a national survey that included nearly 2,500 U.S. adults, conducted for the Carton Council of North America. It showed that 90 percent of respondents believe recycling is important and people should do what they can to try and recycle.

From Old Drum to New Pendant Light

Turn your old drum set into a cool chandelier or light casing.
Full tutorial here