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REV Webinars: Solar Recycling and Thermal Network

REV is hosting two upcoming webinars on solar panel recycling and thermal networks. See the webinar descriptions below for more information and to register to attend. Both webinars will be recorded so contact Jonathan Dowds ( if you are unable to attend but would like to view the recording when it is available.

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Styrofoam Collection – Hanover, NH

Sustainable Hanover is holding a Styrofoam collection event to collect foam packing blocks, coolers, clean meat and produce trays, egg cartons, and clean plates and cups. All the foam items must have #6 recycle symbols stamped on the bottom. Foam packing peanuts are not accepted at this event but can be dropped off […]

Who is Responsible for Recycling?

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Roger Lohr

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 […]

OOho Pods Reduce Plastic Bottle Usage

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 […]

Recycling Textiles: Why and How


Abby Overton

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 […]

Fire at CSWD Facility Highlights Danger of “Wishful Recycling”

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 […]

CSWD announces new recycling guidance on bottle caps

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 […]

CSWD Launches Grant Program to Fund Innovations in Recycling

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 […]

2016 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

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 […]

Keep your holiday celebrations out of the landfill, all year round

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 […]