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Who is responsible for recycling to reduce plastic, cardboard and paper packaging waste – those who use products or those who produce products? Recent articles in the New York Times and Associated Press informed about the Natural Resources Council of Maine program to address the volatile […]
A London-based start-up wants to replace plastic water and soda bottles with these edible (and biodegradable) “Ooho” pods made from seaweed. Credit: Skipping Rocks Lab.
EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine
As more people become aware of the extent of plastic waste […]
In the U.S., we generated 16 million tons of textile waste in 2015, up 69% from 2000. Once in landfills, natural fibers can take hundreds of years to decompose. They can release methane and CO₂ gas into the atmosphere. Synthetic textiles like polyester are designed not to decompose. In […]
Join SFC for our May Sustainability Essentials Webinar: “Recycling Textiles” Thursday, May 16, Noon – 1 PM EST
Furniture is complex. A single sofa can include wood, metal hardware, upholstery, and more. How do you recycle it? And more immediately, how do you recycle the waste generated during production? For this months webinar, join us […]
Williston, VT — At about 5pm on Tuesday, July 31st, a small fire was reported at the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Williston, the District’s sorting facility for large loads of “blue bin” recyclables.
The incident occurred after the facility had already shut down for the day. Local fire departments […]
Put caps back on bottles and jars before recycling It’s perhaps the most hotly debated “blue-bin” recycling question of the decade: Should you put the cap back on that bottle before you recycle it? Or does the cap go in the trash? The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD), the municipality that oversees recycling in Chittenden […]
The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is launching a new grant program to help create or improve markets for hard-to-recycle products and packaging from Chittenden County.
The Recycling Market Development Grant Program will invest up to a total of $30,000 into projects that support or develop recycling markets for targeted materials — those that make […]
A Decade of Pioneering Organics Management Montpelier, VT, [March 21, 2016] – Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), Department of Environmental Conservation and the Composting Association of Vermont will co-host the Tenth Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS) at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Vermont on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Vermonters are gearing up […]
By Clare Innes
Here’s a mashup of ideas for keeping your holiday spirit out of the landfill all year ’round:
Say NO! to artificial Christmas trees. Here’s why:
Think a real tree poses a greater fire hazard? Think again. Artificial trees are made with polyvinyl chloride, which is toxic to inhale if there is a […]
Last year, the Vermont Legislature passed Act 148, which phases in recycling and composting as the law of the land. This week, state officials celebrated America Recycles Day by unveiling a set of symbols that will be used throughout the state to help businesses, residents, and visitors alike know what goes where when it […]