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Compost or Else! Mandatory Composting in Massachusetts & Seattle

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Massachusetts & Seattle will join the handful of municipalities & states requiring composting to save landfill space & reduce methane emissionsThe post Compost… or Else! Mandatory Composting in Massachusetts & Seattle appeared first on Sustainablog.

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on Sep 26, 2014 at 07:50 PM

Seattle Assesses Fine for Wasting Food

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The push for increased sustainable methods can be seen everywhere these days — certainly when it comes to local efforts to pare down on what we toss in the landfill. The city of Seattle has also embraced the composting idea with a bit more of a creative edge: In an effort to encourage residents to stop wasting food, the city council passed an ordinance this last Monday that allows households to...

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on Sep 26, 2014 at 04:26 PM

Seattle Assesses Fine to Homeowners for Wasting Food

(via www.triplepundit.com)

We waste a whopping 36 million tons of food a year, says the EPA. This year, states and cities are using that statistic to encourage Americans to stop dumping food in the landfill. The Northwest king of recycling, Seattle, has come up with an innovative idea to that end: let garbage collectors eyeball your trash and assess a fine for too much organic waste. It may not enhance the roster of job ...

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on Sep 26, 2014 at 04:26 PM
Seattle to fine residents w...

Seattle to fine residents who don't compost

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In a bid to meet the city's goal of recycling 60% of its waste by 2015, Seattle is turning its sights on food scraps that end up in the trash.

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on Sep 24, 2014 at 07:50 PM

Three Seattle schools sealed off as man opens fire, attempts kidnap

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SEATTLE (Reuters) - Three Seattle schools ordered students to "shelter in place" after a man opened fire with a handgun in the area and tried to lure several children into a car, police said late on Tuesday. Police responded to reports of gunfire in the Washington state city's Brighton neighborhood, south of downtown, around the time students usually leave school for the day, the Seat...

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on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Seattle imposes fine for too many food scraps in the garbage

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle residents who throw too many pizza crusts, coffee grounds and uneaten leftovers in their regular garbage will now face a fine, in one of the toughest mandatory composting efforts in the country, officials said on Tuesday.

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on Sep 23, 2014 at 09:20 PM
SHED Architecture Merges Co...

SHED Architecture Merges Concrete, Wood and Aluminum in a Cozy Refuge for an Elderly Seattle Couple

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The house is located in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood and takes its name from the pedestrian path that that connects its site to the north. The 20-foot slope enabled the architects to design a multifaceted space with subtle concrete detailing and plenty of

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on Sep 04, 2014 at 05:20 PM
Wood-Fired Wa_Sauna is a Fl...

Wood-Fired Wa_Sauna is a Floating Refuge for Water Lovers in Seattle

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Wa_sauna is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production. The prototype for the design includes a large wooden platform and a wood-fired sauna. A rear ladder leads from the platform to the roof and a "cool down hatch" lets overheated

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on Sep 03, 2014 at 02:21 PM
PAX Prime gaming convention...

PAX Prime gaming convention kicks off in Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing in downtown Seattle.

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on Aug 30, 2014 at 02:50 AM
Cool Map Thing: Here's What...

Cool Map Thing: Here's What Every Reported Seattle Bike Crash Looks Like Mapped

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The folks at You Are Here continue to spend the year creating interactive maps for U.S. cities and they've looked back around on Seattle, this time to map out the 1,284 bicycle crashes that were reported between 2010 and...

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on Aug 27, 2014 at 05:50 PM