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Cumberland County Economic Update

The Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) is currently in the process of updating the County 2020 Economic Development Strategic Plan. In the seven years since the writing of the 2020 plan, there have been substantial changes within economic development,...

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#GoingGreen: Reducing YOUR Reliance on Plastic Products

As Americans, we have a seemingly co-dependent relationship with plastic products. Water bottles, Tupperware, grocery bags, you name it. We just can’t get away. It’s like, “The Blob,” and we’re all Steve McQueen. So if plastic is so great, why is it so not? Aside from...

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10 Steps to a Zero-Waste Household

“The benefits of a zero-waste lifestyle go well beyond the obvious environmental impact.” -Yes Magazine Curious yet? Let’s explore the well-beyond with some help from YesMagazine.org! “Refuse” Everyone hates it. Everyone gets it. Junk mail. Just say no! There are a...

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Household Hazardous Waste & Shredding Days

Spring is here, and many residents will begin that annual ritual of cleaning the garage, basement, and sheds.  It’s a great time to look for opportunities to sell or donate used items in good condition thereby reducing waste and promoting recycling.  Leftover...

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What The Numbers Mean on the Bottom of Your Plastics

    Have you ever taken a closer look at those seemingly mindless numbers at the bottom of your plastics? Items like soda bottles, shampoo bottles, or even plastic Tupperware. This serial number is actually called a Resin Identification Number—a regulated safety...

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Items You Never Knew You Could Recycle

Get ready to recycle! Here are 15 ITEMS you never know you could… with a little help from Conserve-Energy-Future.com: 1. Motor Oil When you get your oil changed—where does the oil go? In most cases, it’s set aside and processed for reuse in other industries. 2. Home...

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26th Annual Trash Hunt Announced in Cumberland

MILLVILLE, NEW JERSEY—The 26th Annual Trash Hunt event, sponsored by the Cumberland County Clean Communities Program, has been announced by the Cumberland County Improvement Authority. The event will take place on Saturday, March 18th. Community members, as well as...

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Why YOU Should Use Organic Cleaning Products

There’s a lot more to organic than meets the eye—or should we say, there’s a lot more to non-organic than meets the eye. LiveScience.com breaks down the compounds in household cleaning products that you never realized are harmful to your body—especially if you or a...

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Idling Gets You Nowhere

When you’re out driving your car, do you ever wonder how much gas you waste by simply sitting there with the engine on and not actually going anywhere? In other words, when you’re idling your engine while standing still? Along with wasted fuel, there’s also the...

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Tips for Going Winter Green

At the Cumberland County Improvement Authority we support a green lifestyle that includes recycling and reducing waste. But not every aspect of going green has to involve keeping waste out of landfills. Protecting our air, for example, is just as important, as is...

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New Year’s Recycling Resolutions

New Year’s is a traditional time for making resolutions. Those resolutions usually cover everything from losing weight to quitting smoking. But here at the Cumberland County Improvement Authority we think it’s a great time of year to resolve to – bet you can guess –...

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Upcycling Your New Year’s Empties

New Year’s Eve is a big holiday for imbibing in spirits of all kinds. And for those who throw New Year’s Eve gatherings and parties that usually means that in the morning - along with a headache – you’ll have a pretty impressive collection of empty bottles. Of course...

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