Happy 2019 Recycle Smart Partners!
We know this past year was a tough one in the recycling world. Yet we are optimistic for what 2019 brings as we ring in the New Year over 150 partners strong! To see a list of Recycle Smart Partners, check out the partner page on our website.
Our goal is to have 200 Recycle Smart partners signed up by March 1st. Help us by sharing this newsletter with three organizations you work with on recycling related issues. Working together, we can improve recycling here in Massachusetts.
Recycle Smart Resolutions for 2019
Here are a few things you can resolve to do (or encourage the community you work with to resolve to do) in 2019 to make it a cleaner, greener year for everyone in Massachusetts:
- Keep plastic bags out of your recycling bin. Instead, take them and other clean plastic wrap to the supermarket the next time you go shopping. Most grocery stores have collection kiosks for these items.
- Rinse glass, plastic, and metal containers – and remove leftover slices and cheese-covered liners from pizza boxes – so recycling workers won’t need to sort through food wastes or deal with the critters they attract.
- Choose to reuse. Have your morning coffee in a mug or tumbler instead of a foam or paper cup, and carry a refillable water bottle instead of buying bottled water by the case. Americans today recycle only one of every six plastic bottles they buy.
Partner Spotlight: Keep Massachusetts Beautiful
Looking for inspiration on how to incorporate Recycle Smart into your website? Check out Keep Massachusetts Beautiful’s new webpage. We love the way they include top recycling questions and links to key resources! While you are at it- don’t miss KMB’s new YouTube video featuring an interview with MassRecycle’s president, Gretchen Carey discussing the RecyclesmartMA.org website and Recyclopedia tool.
Featured Social Media Post
Time’s up for your 2018 calendar, but it can live on through recycling and reuse! Calendars are recyclable, even with the spiral binding. https://bit.ly/2QUZDu4
Check out (and share) this quick social video reminder to recycle your 2018 calendars.
Cheers to 2019- A year of cleaner recycling in Massachusetts!
The Recycle Smart Team at MassDEP