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Solid Waste in New England

Reuse in New England: Success Stories

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Bikes Not Bombs has salvaged over 16,000 used bicycles during its 15 year history, and sent them to grassroots organizations in Central Africa and the Carribean.

Carelift International, Inc. has received donations from more than 140 hospitals in 35 states and has delivered millions of dollars of medical supplies, equipment, and pharmaceuticals to needy hospitals overseas.

Extras for Education diverts approximately 150 tons of industrial over-runs/discards from landfills each year, and gives away approximately $1.5 million dollars worth of materials.

Planet Aid sent 240 tons of quality second hand clothes to HUMANA People to People Projects in Angola, in 1998.

Recycling for Rhode Island Education helps divert more than 1.5 tons of waste from Rhode Island's landfill each month through a partnership involving more than 60 Rhode Island businesses and more than 300 schools and other educational and community organizations.

Second Harvest soliciting and distributs more than one billion pounds of food and grocery products to Americans in need each year.

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