• How Long Does It Take Many Common Materials to Break Down in a Landfill?

    October 11, 2022

    Have you ever considered the importance of recycling? Of course, there are the logical reasons for recycling. You don’t want the chemicals from a battery getting into the groundwater, air, or soil. Another aspect, and it’s one that most people don’t stop to think about, is how long it takes these common materials to break […]

  • What To Do With Your Old 4G Phone As You Transition to 5G

    January 17, 2022

    An estimated 89.5 million 5G smartphones were shipped to residences and businesses in 2021. This was a big jump from the 33.4 million shipped during 2020. Apple’s iPhone sales brought in $38.9 billion during just the fourth quarter of 2021.Though 5G technology has been in place since 2019, it’s expected that 2022 and 2023 will […]

  • Understanding the Differences Between Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Recycling

    October 26, 2021

    Did you know there are several types of recycling? It’s not surprising if you don’t. Most consumers don’t stop to think about what happens to the items they put in their curbside bin. You’ve done your part as soon as you send off the items for recycling. What happens at a recycling facility? It’s just as […]

  • Reduce Waste With These School Lunch Recycling Tips

    September 7, 2021

    During 2018 and 2019, researchers from the University of Missouri and the University of Bologna (Italy) took time to find out how much waste was being generated during school lunches. Upwards of 53% of the foods in a school lunch were ending up in the trash. Compare this to 30% in Spain, 29% in Italy, […]

  • Unusual Inventions That Come From Reusing Waste and Recyclables

    January 12, 2021

    Every waste district in the U.S. has its own policies on what is accepted and what isn’t. Curbside haulers in one town may welcome all plastics while another only takes #1 and #2. Some haulers take away food waste to be composted instead of sent to the landfill, but others want food waste in the […]

  • 5 Common Household Items You Should Be Reusing

    September 3, 2020

    We’re all recycling as much as possible. We’re also generating trash every day. Per the EPA, Americans compost and recycle over 1.5 pounds of materials each day and trash almost 4.5 pounds of materials per day. People have made great changes that reduce the stream of waste going into landfills. People are composting food scraps. […]

  • New Vermont Law Requires Residents to Compost All Food Scraps

    July 28, 2020

    Starting July 1st, Vermont has two new laws designed to reduce waste. One will be easy for residents, as it’s been in the works for a while. Shoppers will need to bring reusable bags or boxes to all retailers or start paying a fee for paper bags. Plastic bags are banned from stores and will […]

  • Unique Ways to Reuse Your Trash and Old Items

    July 22, 2020

    Did you know that per EPA reports, Americans throw away 267.8 million tons of waste each day? It breaks down to just over 4.5 pounds per person each day. Of that waste, about 10% is composted, some is burned for energy, and the rest sits in the landfill where it slowly breaks down. Reusing trash […]

  • Is Reusing & Recycling Safe During The COVID Pandemic?

    July 15, 2020

    When the World Health Organization first announced COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, no one knew what to expect. Most people had no ideas they’d be working from home offices for months, social distancing, and wearing masks. As some states had to shut down recycling centers and solid waste districts, concerns over reuse and […]

  • Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Plastic Water Bottles

    June 26, 2018

    Plastic is recyclable, but less than one-quarter of water bottles used in the U.S. are actually recycled.