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Jeff Echols's Blog – April 2012 Archive (1)

Teaching Green

Teaching Green - The April Green Hour

Tuesday, April 17 - 6pm at Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219

This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing you Colleen McCormick, the Director of IUPUI's Office of Sustainability.



You already know that IUPUI is one of the most popular and important institutions of higher…

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Recycle, don’t recharge

Where do you recycle just plain old, regular alkaline batteries?

Jeff

Hi Jeff, happy to answer your question, free of charge!

Interstate Batteries has eight locations in Indiana that will accept all types of batteries for recycling. Their web site claims that they actually recycle more batteries than they sell!

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Tale of the tape

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 [...]

Scrapping the scrap

Renee,

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 [...]

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