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Recycle Smart Team
Breaking up with Single-Use PlasticsWe wouldn’t normally recommend breaking up on Valentine’s Day – but when we reflect on our love/hate relationship with single-use plastics – sometimes enough is enough.The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) produced a Public Service Announcement in 2018 as part of their #CleanSeas campaign to reflect on this “challenging” relationship. In the video...
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The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Holiday E-Commerce Recycling 101 Massachusetts residents can expect a blizzard of boxes this holiday season with the U.S. Postal Service estimating it will deliver a mind-boggling 910 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. There can be plenty of things to stress about during the holiday season, but considering what to...
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The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Holiday E-Commerce Recycling 101 Massachusetts residents can expect a blizzard of boxes this holiday season with the U.S. Postal Service estimating it will deliver a mind-boggling 910 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. There can be plenty of things to stress about during the holiday season, but considering what to...
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Thankful, Not Wasteful: Tips for Reducing your Holiday "Foodprint" With the holiday season fast approaching, we would be remiss if we didn’t talk about the topic on all of our minds…. food.Despite our love of Thanksgiving leftovers – it turns out we aren’t that good at gobbling up all of our food, especially at the...
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Thankful, Not Wasteful: Tips for Reducing your Holiday "Foodprint" With the holiday season fast approaching, we would be remiss if we didn’t talk about the topic on all of our minds…. food.Despite our love of Thanksgiving leftovers – it turns out we aren’t that good at gobbling up all of our food, especially at the...
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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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Wicked Local Winchester – April 22, 2019 – Winchester has kicked its recycling program up a notch. The effort is part of the state-wide initiative Recycle Smart by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, which helps educate communities not only learn about recycling but about recycling correctly. Read the full story
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#BottleCapChallenge 2.0 - Put a lid on it Let’s talk about the #bottlecapchallenge.  In case you missed it – this is the latest social media craze that has people all around the world showing off their karate skills kicking lids off soda bottles. Yes, go ahead and google it (but don’t forget to come back...
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