Recycling http://wfae.org en Airport Seeks New Vendor To Run Troubled Worm Farm, Recycling Program http://wfae.org/post/airport-seeks-new-vendor-run-troubled-worm-farm-recycling-program <p>The worms at Charlotte Douglas International Airport could soon be under new management, as the airport seeks a new contractor to run its recycling program.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:25:19 +0000 Ely Portillo 54401 at http://wfae.org Airport Seeks New Vendor To Run Troubled Worm Farm, Recycling Program Airport Recycling Begins Pay Off http://wfae.org/post/airport-recycling-begins-pay <p>The Charlotte airport made $185,000 recycling trash from travelers and fast food restaurants in the terminal during the last six months.&nbsp;</p><p>That's a fraction of the nearly $2 million it cost to set up the new onsite recycling facility, but Aviation Director Jerry Orr expects the program to break even within five years. He adds that sorting and selling recyclable paper, plastic and aluminum isn't the only financial perk of the program.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 13:17:27 +0000 Julie Rose 26495 at http://wfae.org Airport Recycling Begins Pay Off Is Battery Program Environmentalism Or Profit For AAA Carolinas? http://wfae.org/post/battery-program-environmentalism-or-profit-aaa-carolinas <p>Saturday is Earth Day, so it's the time of year when companies, non-profits, and advocacy groups urge you to do your part to save the environment. One example: AAA Carolinas has an annual promotion called the Great Battery Roundup, where the organization offers $5 for drivers to turn in used or junk car batteries. The program may have environmental benefits, although the going rate for used batteries is often more than double on the open market.</p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:43:11 +0000 Ben Bradford 25609 at http://wfae.org Is Battery Program Environmentalism Or Profit For AAA Carolinas? Millions Of Worms Eat, Compost Charlotte Airport's Trash http://wfae.org/post/millions-worms-eat-compost-charlotte-airports-trash <p>Millions of people will pass through airports this holiday season, tossing trash into cans that will combine with waste from restaurants and airlines into <em>a mess.</em> Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is now the first in the nation to put <em>worms</em> to work dealing with its waste. &nbsp;WFAE's Julie Rose got an inside look at the process – and the man behind it.</p><div><p>Bob Lucas is not about to judge you for tossing that plastic bottle in the trash as you board your flight.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:12:54 +0000 Julie Rose 17497 at http://wfae.org Millions Of Worms Eat, Compost Charlotte Airport's Trash