MassDEP Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Takes Off

MassDEP Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Takes Off

Bay State Going Green and Streamlining Waste Stream Significant changes that will have a severe impact on the waste stream are coming to Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) recently awarded $3.2 million. The MassDEP SMRP grant money aims to minimize trash carted off to landfills, increase recycling, […]

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Dayton to Impose Two-Strike Recycling Rule…Is There Another Option?

Dayton to Impose Two-Strike Recycling Rule…Is There Another Option?

Dayton’s Two-Strike Recycling Rule Works to Decrease Wishcycling. Could Simplifying Recycling Work Instead? Recycling seems easy enough, but that is just not always the case. Sometimes it’s very easy to identify if an item can be recycled, but other times it can be hard to make the call. Trying to recycle non-recyclable items has a […]

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The Top Multi-Family Marketing Tool That’s Eco-Friendly Too

The Top Multi-Family Marketing Tool That’s Eco-Friendly Too

How to Help Tenants and the Planet Multi-family dwellings, like apartments, condos, and townhomes typically have very low recycling rates. The inability to recycle means residents toss recyclable items in the trash because that is their only option. This places a burden on the local waste stream, contributes to landfills reaching capacity much quicker, and […]

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Masks, Gloves & Other PPE Make a Mess for Mother Earth

Masks, Gloves & Other PPE Make a Mess for Mother Earth

Stay Safe While Protecting Others and the Planet Efforts to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to an increase in the use of protective face masks and gloves. The use of such protective gear increased when the Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued advice to wear face masks in […]

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3 Reasons You Should Kick Wishcycling to the Curb TODAY!

3 Reasons You Should Kick Wishcycling to the Curb TODAY!

Why It Pays to Read the Labels When Recycling Wishcycling is the act of tossing an item in a recycling bin when you’re really not sure if it can be recycled. This seems harmless enough, but it can actually have some pretty serious consequences if you guess wrong. This behavior is incredibly normal and wishcycling […]

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What Is Wishcycling?

What Is Wishcycling?

Ditch Wishcycling to Improve Recycling Efforts Recycling is a great way to streamline the waste stream and make the most of the existing materials while conserving resources. However, the process of recycling is only effective when materials that can, in fact, be recycled are tossed into the proper bin. When items that cannot be recycled […]

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Are Plastic Lobbyists Winning the Fight Against Plastic Bag Bans?

Are Plastic Lobbyists Winning the Fight Against Plastic Bag Bans?

How Far Is the Bag Ban Movement Likely to Reach? To date, eight states have been banned single-use plastic bags. This is an amazing accomplishment! Banning single-use plastic bags takes a lot of work, primarily because there is a lot of resistance. The plastic manufacturing industry works hard to prevent bans from happening, and there […]

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China to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

China to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

Efforts Intended to Take on Massive Environmental Problem The Chinese government is taking steps to ban single-use plastic bags in response to the huge environmental impact of single-use plastics. This is exciting news because if a country as large as China can eliminate single-use plastic bags this action will have a global impact and hopefully […]

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Reusable Recycling Bags Work to Support Recycling Legislation

Reusable Recycling Bags Work to Support Recycling Legislation

Outreach Helps People Understand How to Recycle Earlier, we wrote about proposed legislation that could tremendously help the recycling industry. The inspiration for these posts came from our friends at SWANA. Essentially, both pieces of legislation would provide financial resources to state and local governments with the intent to improve outreach around recycling. We are […]

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Recycling Legislation Introduced in Congress Supports Educational Outreach

Recycling Legislation Introduced in Congress Supports Educational Outreach

Big Changes Potentially Coming to the Recycling Industry Recently introduced legislation could make a huge difference in recycling rates throughout the U.S. Two pieces of legislation are calling for increased funding and outreach to improve and expand recycling efforts. If passed, these laws could have a major impact on the waste management industry and the […]

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