Month

October 2019
Howdy Recycling Partners!As awareness grows about all the items that don’t belong in our recycling programs (aka “contaminants”) – it’s easy for folks to get frustrated and wonder – why even bother recycling?This month, Recycle Smart MA is keeping the focus on the many items we can recycle and why recycling is so important for the planet and the...
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Recycling Smart Partners!No need to go looking for a four leaf clover this St. Patrick’s Day! Why test your luck with recycling when you can make more informed recycling decisions? Encourage your mates to recycle smart this St. Patrick’s Day.With all of the empty cans and bottles sure to accumulate on...
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Happy Marathon Monday Recycling Smart Partners!Whether you’re running in this year’s marathon or cheering from the sidelines, the annual Boston Marathon signals the unofficial start of the spring season.While runners race to the finish today, encourage others to take an extra 26.2 seconds to Recycle Smart, helping to ensure their recyclables will go the extra...
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Happy Tuesday Recycle Smart Partners!Going out on a limb to help others recycle smart?  With thousands of new trees planted on Arbor Day last Friday, now is the perfect time to remind folks about the numerous environmental and economic benefits of recycling paper and cardboard products. Here are some #TuesdayTips on why recycling paper and cardboard is...
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Recycle Smart Partners-Exciting news! Recycle Smart MA won not one, but TWO Gold Communicator Awards of Excellence this year! Competing against many large national brands and campaigns (Tide, Kohler, etc.) – Recycle Smart won awards in the website and integrated campaign categories.That’s not all – word of Recycle Smart is spreading.  People are clearly looking for answers to their pressing recycling...
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A picture's worth a thousand words... Notice anything different about the Recycle Smart website? Ok, it’s subtle, but we’re excited about the new photos of Glass, Metal, Plastic, and Paper (In the Bin) and the five Not in the Bin categories (Bagged Recyclables, Plastic Bags/Wrap, Food/Liquid, Clothing, and Tanglers). You might have to hit “refresh” to see the new images in your browser. Some of...
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Mercury (Batteries) Rising Whew – it’s been one hot summer!  Let’s talk about another “hot topic”: mercury.  Specifically, batteries that contain mercury. In this issue, we’re doing a deep dive into batteries (all kinds!) and what to do when you’re finished with them.First rule — NEVER put batteries of any kind in your household recycling...
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Making Every Thread Count - A deep dive into textiles While clothing and other textiles do not belong in your recycling bin – that doesn’t mean they belong in the trash!Here’s a staggering fact: the amount of clothing that is thrown away each year in the United States has increased 43 percent between 2003 and...
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NEEDHAM, Mass. — Nearly all residents in Massachusetts say they recycle, but according to the state Department of Environmental Protection, about half of them are not recycling properly. Recycling contamination both costs cities and towns money and poses a potential threat to workers. To check what can be recycled in Massachusetts, go to RecycleSmartMA.org.
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NPR – August 21, 2019 – Every year, the average American goes through more than 250 pounds of plastic waste, and much of that comes from packaging. So what do we do with it all? Your recycling bin is part of the solution, but many of us are confused about what we should be putting in there. Read the...
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