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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-palooza!

In honor of the 23rd  anniversary of America Recycles Day on November 15 (and a do-over for Earth Day), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has compiled a month of informative programming we’re calling Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-palooza! Because why celebrate just one day in November, when you can celebrate for the entire month?  
  
RRRecycle-palooza will feature useful information to get you and your community pumped about smart recycling.  If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve got a good grasp of recycling basics. But there’s more than meets the eye in the wonderful world of trash and recycling. Which is why we think you’ll learn alot by attending one of these free webinars offered by a Massachusetts “recycling professional” (yup, that’s a thing).  Even better, bring a friend or family member, a student, or a senior citizen and help broaden their understanding of how recycling, composting, and reuse are all part of a critical system to reduce our impact on the planet and improve our local communities. Tune in on Monday, November 16 and/or Wednesday, November 18 for two different presentations. They are FREE and open to anyone. Registration is required. Spread the word!

Waste Reduction and Why it Matters
November 16, 2020 (2:00 pm – 3:15 pm)
This presentation is for anyone who wants to understand the magnitude of our trash problem (both locally and globally).  Learn what is being done, what’s still needed, and most importantly how you can help! Diminishing trash disposal capacity in Massachusetts is just one compelling reason why we need to rethink our trash habits.  Did you know…
  • That all landfills in Mass will be closed by 2030 and that the seven municipal waste combustors in the state are operating at or near capacity now?
  • That more than 50% of what we are currently throwing away can be reduced, reused, recycled or composted!
  • That the state has established very aggressive goals to reduce the waste we generate?
  • That our consumption contributes to climate change?
Tune into this informative presentation to learn more about how the Commonwealth is working to reduce the amount of trash we send to landfill and incineration.
Talking Trash and Recycling
November 18, 2020 (7:00 pm – 8:15 pm)
Are you confused about what should go in your trash barrel and what should go in your recycling bin?  Find out what happens to your trash and recyclables here in Massachusetts.  You will learn how to reduce the amount of trash you generate, improve your recycling habits, make easy changes to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, and help the Commonwealth of Massachusetts achieve its solid waste reduction goals.

For a full list of the Recycle-palooza events, see:
2020 MassDEP Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-palooza 

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