I am a musician, free-lance writer and high-school English teacher. A long-time traditional American music performer, I now write songs and perform with my partner Riely O'Connor. Also, I write articles - focusing on green living and healthy eating - for South Bend Tribune's IN Michiana Magazine. I drive a Prius. I shop at our long-standing Farmers Market and our nearly-new food co-op, The Purple Porch.
I’m writing as an archivist who needs to recycle old VHS, Betamax and cassette tapes. I do know the tapes themselves are toxic when burned (which is what will happen to them if we toss them in the trash in Indianapolis). Several places in town used to recycle them, but [...]
Current market conditions have scrap prices tumbling to historic lows. How will these conditions affect the city’s contract with Covanta (if it goes through)? For many items that become scrap, costs outweigh revenues. I understand domestic copper mines are stockpiling rather than selling at these prices. Any idea how [...]