• Explore These New Recycling Laws That Are in the Works

    July 13, 2021

    Almost 5 pounds of waste is generated by one person every day in the U.S. That’s more than 292 million tons per year. Of that waste, about 69 million tons were recycled correctly, and about 25 million tons of food waste was composted. That still left around 198 million tons going to landfills.In the 2006 […]

    • A Step-By-Step Guide to What Happens to the Cardboard and Paper You Recycle

      May 18, 2021

      It’s easy to recycle cardboard and paper, but people don’t always understand the process. When you recycle paper, what happens to it?¬†Tossing empty boxes, cereal boxes, greeting cards, egg cartons, mail, and printer paper into a curbside bin takes little time. Bills that have confidential information are often shredded first by the resident. The shredded […]

      • When Is the Right Time to Start Your Backyard Composter?

        May 2, 2021

        Vermont became the first state to mandate composting of food scraps. While this was the first state-wide mandate, there are cities across the U.S. that have also discussed or implemented laws requiring food waste to go into composters instead of the trash. California is set to start its mandatory food waste composting requirement in 2022.¬†You’ve […]

        • Recycling Starts With the Things You Buy

          January 29, 2021

          Containers and packaging make up the bulk of the recyclables your household generates. Between 2000 and 2018, the amounts generated increased from 75.84 million tons to 82.22 million tons. The good news is that the tonnage recycled increased from approximately 38% to 53.8%.There’s still room for improvement. In 2000, 37.86 million tons of packaging and […]