1Thing

Entercom 1Thing

We believe in the power of 1Thing.

Our company’s 1Thing Sustainability Initiative promotes positive environmental practices and living. We know that if everyone did just 1Thing to improve the environment every day, our world would be a better place to live in for generations to come.

Paper

Pondering on Paper

By Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor, City of Greensboro Ever Wonder is this paper supposed to be recycled? Read more to find out about frequently asked questions about mail, boxes, books, and shredded paper. 1. Do I need to remove the plastic windows on envelopes? What about the plastic...
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Plastic debris

The Ocean Cleanup is set to launch on Saturday, September 8th

The launch will take place from their assembly yard in Alameda, through the San Francisco Bay, toward the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Livestream will be available starting at noon PDT/ 3pm EDT/ 9pm CEST Click here! The Quickie intro: Dutch inventor Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup in...
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Coffee grounds

Coffee Ground Conundrum

By Stephanie Nickell Sixty-four percent of Americans age 18 and older said they had a cup of coffee the previous day in 2018. That’s the highest levels seen since 2012, according to a survey conducted by the National Coffee Association. In 2016, PlanetArk reported 3,000 tons of waste coffee grounds...
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Plastic bags

Plastic bag bans around the world

By Stephanie Nickell Shoppers collectively use around 500 billion single-use plastic bags every year. That’s 150 bags per person, per year, for every single person on Earth — or enough to circle the globe 4,200 times. In the U.S., only 2 states (CA and HI) have banned plastic bags on a statewide...
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Foam peanuts

Facts on Foam: Plastic #6 Polystyrene

By Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor, City of Greensboro What is it? Polystyrene, or Styrofoam, is a petroleum-based plastic made from styrene monomers. It has excellent insulation properties, is light-weight, and 95% air. Styrofoam is commonly used in product packaging and the food industry...
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Plastic bottles

This Plastic Whale is Making a Big Statement

By Heather Rivera This almost 40 foot work of art in Belgium is cool-looking and scary at the same time. It's making a big statement regarding plastic pollution that has invaded our oceans / waterways! There are whales and other water life coming up on shores filled with plastic and trash. Plastic...
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Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly Conservation

By Stephanie Nickell The monarch butterfly population is dwindling due to a decline in milkweed. Monarch butterflies only lay their eggs on milkweed, and caterpillars only eat milkweed. Since 1990, monarch populations have crashed, with nearly 1 billion of the butterflies dying. The decline isn't...
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Macklemore Does 1Thing to Help Our Environment

Happy August! It’s a new month which means we have a new panel of artists sharing the #1Thing they do to help save our planet each day.
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Lenny Kravitz and Macklemore talk about the 1Thing they do for the environment

The 1Thing that Lenny Kravitz, Macklemore & Others Do for the Planet

Happy August! It’s a new month which means we have a new panel of your favorite artists sharing the #1Thing they do to help save our planet each and every day. To support our 1Thing sustainability initiative, we grilled Dan from Bastille , Kenny Chesney , Lenny Kravitz , Macklemore , Alice Merton...
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Gull with plastic ring

6 Pack rings where they’ve been and where they’re going

By Laine Roberts, Recycling Education Specialist, City of Greensboro It’s no secret we humans produce way too much garbage. Case in point: the plastic 6-pack ring. These were developed in the 1960’s to conveniently carry canned drinks, and within 10 years, completely replaced paper and metal based...
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