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Going Green Down the Aisle

Every bride wants a unique wedding dress. If you also want one that's environmentally friendly, here are 7 ideas for inspiration.

Office Workers Dumping Own Trash to Cut Costs

Thousands of office workers are taking out their own trash, as employers seek to save money and boost recycling efforts. In Texas, 20,000 state workers now haul their own garbage and recyclables to common receptacles, The Wall Street Journal reported. In the past, that was a duty for the night janitors.

Why it pays to protect your gadgets

The best part about getting a new gadget is unboxing it and reveling in the pristine condition it is currently. Next comes that little bit of joy...

Books@DailyFinance: Turning Scrap into Gold in the Far East

After failing to land a Wall Street job, Stephen Greer sought his fortune in China and found it in the business of scrap metal. He recounts his experiences, and shares some of his hard-won knowledge about developing-world capitalism, in his book "Starting From Scrap: An Entrepreneurial Success Story."

Recyclable Material: The U.S.'s Most Controversial Export?

Has our recyclable waste become one of the U.S.'s biggest exports? It's definitely starting to seem that way. The U.S. Department of Commerce says U.S. companies exported $6.8 billion worth of waste, scrap paper and paperboard in 2009, up from $5.2 billion in 2005. But not all of those materials are actually getting recycled, creating a virtual wasteland in third-world countries.

Get paid to recycle with RecycleBank

When I was young, the only way to get paid for recycling was to collect enough aluminum cans to fill up my dad's truck; and even then I was lucky to...

Starbucks Is Trashing Its Green Image

A shareholder resolution at Starbucks' (SBUX) annual meeting was defeated so soundly, its backer shuddered a bit when the vote was announced. No, the company wouldn't be adopting a comprehensive recycling plan -- only 11% of shareholders voted in favor. Starbucks, which has been spending much of its marketing money on promoting its "Shared Planet" initiatives lately, believes it's doing enough.