waste reduction http://kplu.org en M’s out to improve (enviro) average, change peanut packaging http://kplu.org/post/m-s-out-improve-enviro-average-change-peanut-packaging <p>The Mariners might not be topping their league for play this season. But when it comes to sustainability, they say they’ve got a winning team.</p><p>Right at the top of the lineup for dealing with trash is a chemical company that has a new formula for packaging the peanuts you buy at the ballpark. It's<a href="http://www.basf.com/group/corporate/us/en/about-basf/worldwide/north-america/USA/products-and-industries/packaging/sustainablepackaging"> BASF</a>. Remember the cassette tapes they used to make? The German chemicals giant is a big sponsor now of <a href="http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=sea">the Mariners</a>. Local compost producer<a href="http://www.cedar-grove.com/"> Cedar Grove</a> is also in on the deal. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:08:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6207 at http://kplu.org M’s out to improve (enviro) average, change peanut packaging Seattleites recycling more than ever before http://kplu.org/post/seattleites-recycling-more-ever <p>Seattle residents and businesses have hit an all-time high for recycling rates. And from the front yard of a model recycling family in Seattle, Mayor Mike McGinn gave the city a pat on the back:</p><p>&ldquo;53 percent &ndash;&nbsp;an all-time high&ndash; 53 percent of the waste produced in the city of Seattle is taken out of the waste-stream and recycled,&rdquo; McGinn said.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 01:20:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2133 at http://kplu.org Seattleites recycling more than ever before Federal judge okays Seattle's yellow pages opt-out program http://kplu.org/post/federal-judge-okays-seattles-yellow-pages-opt-out-program <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-967781.mp3</p><p>A federal judge has ruled the city of Seattle can go ahead with its effort to limit free phone books on doorsteps. Yellow pages companies were trying to block the city&rsquo;s anti-phone book plan. Mon, 09 May 2011 19:54:03 +0000 Paula Wissel 1557 at http://kplu.org Federal judge okays Seattle's yellow pages opt-out program Don't want yellow pages? Seattle puts teeth in opt-out system http://kplu.org/post/dont-want-yellow-pages-seattle-puts-teeth-opt-out-system <p>Starting today (Thursday) a new online registry will allow Seattleites to choose whether or not they receive yellow pages phone books. But an industry group says it&rsquo;s redundant, because there&rsquo;s already such a website in place nationwide.</p><p>The City of Seattle site is <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/stopphonebooks">www.seattle.gov/stopphonebooks</a>.</p> Thu, 05 May 2011 18:20:12 +0000 Gary Crawford 1539 at http://kplu.org Don't want yellow pages? Seattle puts teeth in opt-out system Northwest sports teams commit to deepening green efforts http://kplu.org/post/northwest-sports-teams-commit-deepening-green-efforts <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959008.mp3</p><p>Major league sports teams in the Northwest have been recycling, composting food waste, cutting their power use and more.</p><p>Consider the Mariners. From 2006-2009, the team:</p><ul><li>reduced natural gas use by 60 percent</li><li>reduced electricity use by 30 percent</li><li>reduced water use by 15 percent</li></ul><p>Now, the Mariners and other teams from Seattle, Portland and Vancouver B.C. are forming a non-profit with the goal of spreading the green gospel to stadiums nationwide.</p><p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:26:30 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1043 at http://kplu.org Northwest sports teams commit to deepening green efforts