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By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

A Kickstarter campaign for a large-scale video project focusing on recycling, called "Single Stream," is close to reaching its $8,000 goal. The video project, which will be exhibited at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens next spring, was shot in Casella's Charlestown, Massachusetts single-stream recycling facility. The artists describe the project as "a visual and sonic exploration inside one of the largest recycling processing plants in the U.S. [and] a reflection on the sheer magnitude of the waste that our society produces, the effort that goes into processing it and our responsibility in this cycle."

The Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center has received its final eviction notice from San Francisco, concluding an 18-month legal battle to keep the facility in the location it has occupied for 40 years, reports the San Francisco Examiner. "I thought they would wait until January," Ed Dunn, the recycling center's director, told the paper. "Now we'll have a lot of people out of work for Christmas."

Following passage of November ballot measure, the Sacramento City Council made some broad changes to its curbside recycling collection. According to The Modesto Bee, residents will now be required to have green yard debris bins and are scaling back curbside recycling collection to every other week.

In case you missed it, in the Recycled Products Buyer's Guide, above, we feature an MP3 speaker made entirely out of recycled pulp, no mean feat.  If that is too upscale for you, the Instructables website has a post showing how to make paper speakers from scrap paper cups (Via Lifehacker).

You’ve probably heard about Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a large swath of the Pacific Ocean littered with plastic debris that has become trapped in rotating ocean circulation, but the Great Lakes have problems too. According to a blog post on Smithsonian.com, a new study has found that the Great Lakes have more garbage per square inch than the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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