Trish Broome

Trish is a half Korean hip hop head who writes satire music articles on The Rap Insider and muses over culture and diversity on Mixed Nation. In her spare time you can find her eating kimchi or tweeting at @TheGreenGroove.
Trish Broome has written 57 posts for mattermore

New Cell Phone Recycling Program Reduces Waste and Supports Literacy

A new recycling service that offers as much as $200 for the most recently released cell phone is officially open for business. ExchangeMyPhone.com is a Brooklyn-based business that offers people a quick, convenient and fast way to recycle their cell phone for cash. You can also simply donate your non-working cell phone to be recycled for … Continue reading

Knowaste Technology Recycles Dirty Diapers into New Material

Did you know that in the U.S. an estimated 15 billion disposable diapers are thrown away each year, and in the United Kingdom about 3 billion nappies (also known as diapers) are thrown away? A single diaper takes 500 years to decompose, and while it’s waiting to decompose its hazardous contents slowly contaminate the environment. … Continue reading

Vancouver Passes Mattress Recycling Law

Did you know that over 10 million mattresses are disposed of every year? These mattresses wind up in our local landfills, taking up major amounts of space.  To reduce the number of mattresses that end up in our landfills you can recycle them. You can either donate them to charity, or take them to a … Continue reading

Phoenix Program Aims to Recycle Non-Working Satellites in Space

A new program created by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense that is in charge of developing new military technology, aims to recycle $300 billion worth of non-working satellites. It’s called the Phoenix Program, and it’s going to help clean up the waste that’s floating in … Continue reading

Hasbro Unveils New Sustainable Paper Policy

Hasbro Inc., the toy company responsible for such childhood delights as Mr. Potato Head, Monopoly, Transformers and Play-Doh, recently released a new Paper and Forest Procurement Policy as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability. The news comes only a few weeks after another toy giant, Mattel, unveiled its own sustainable packaging goals. The policy … Continue reading

Virgin Atlantic Airways to Run on Waste Gas by 2014

Virgin Atlantic Airways, the British airline owned by Sir Richard Branson, has announced that it will be running on waste gas fuel by the year 2014. Sir Richard Branson is the mega mogul who also owns Virgin Records, the British record label that has released records with popular recording artists such as David Bowie, Janet … Continue reading

Des Moines, Iowa Landfill Recognized as Best Place to Work

When we think of outstanding and awesome places to work, we usually don’t associate the place with trash. But that’s exactly what is being recognized at a landfill and composting facility in Des Moines, Iowa. Metro Waste Authority (MWA), a waste management company that serves Des Moines and 22 nearby suburbs and towns,  was recently … Continue reading

New Recyclebank Program Rewards Londoners for Biking and Walking

Last week we revealed that Recyclebank’s green rewards program has teamed up with Greenopolis. This means that soon, Recyclebank’s 3 million members can get double the discounts and deals from hundreds of municipalities across the U.S. and UK, just for recycling. These discounts include everything from movie tickets to dinner deals. Although recycling is the primary … Continue reading

Dallas to Be First Texas City to Recycle Food and Drink Cartons

The city of Dallas recently announced a new effort to become the first city in the state of Texas to add food and drink containers to its residential curbside recycling program. Previously no “contaminated” containers such as pizza boxes, juice, milk and other food and drink cartons were accepted in the city’s recycling bins. Now … Continue reading

10 Reasons Why the Combination of Greenopolis and Recyclebank is Awesome!

Yesterday’s announcement of the investment by Waste Management Inc., the largest recycling company in the U.S., and the merger of Recyclebank with Greenopolis, is a really big deal for recycling. With these companies combined you have a powerhouse investment that is guaranteed to increase recycling rates across the nation. Besides being a marriage made in recycling Heaven, … Continue reading