Green Resources - Recycling

Recycling is a process to change materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to plastic production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" waste hierarchy. (Source:

No Impact Man

A blog by Colin Beavan aka No Impact Man about living a green, sustainable, environmental life to help save the planet by reducing pollution, global warming, and more.

What is composting?

eartheasy offers extensive information about the topic. "Composting is a simple way to add nutrient-rich humus which fuels plant growth and restores vitality to depleted soil. It's also free, easy to make and good for the environment."

Recycle Memphis

Going Green in Memphis just got bigger with this 96-gallon recycling cart! Five times larger than our old recycling bin, curbside recycling is now more convenient than ever.

Memphis – Shelby County Office of Sustainability

Visit the extensive and informative website of the Memphis – Shelby County Office of Sustainability. It’s packed with resources about numerous topics including a climate action plan, community initiatives, projects, resources, and the Sustainable Shelby Plan.