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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...
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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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Wicked Local Somerville — December 27, 2018 — While many people have been recycling a certain way for years, it’s because of a new, stricter policy enacted by China that folks need to make some changes when it comes to their recycling habits. Click here to read the full story.
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Wicked Local Randolph — December 4, 2018 — The Town of Randolph has announced ways to build a stronger Recycling Program by “Recycling Smart.” The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection launched a Recycle Smart campaign to help improve the quality of the material that is sorted for recycling. It is an effort to educate people about what can...
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Wicked Local Cohasset — November 21, 2018 —The holidays bring so much to look forward to: comforting meals and gift exchanges with friends and family, twinkling lights adorning the trees and homes along your street, packages on doorsteps, and greeting cards filling your mailbox. But have you ever stopped to think about the sheer number...
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South Coast Today — September 25, 2018 — People throughout Massachusetts are committed to recycling and want to do their part to protect our environment. But we may not always be aware that some things need to stay out of our curbside recycling bins. While we may think, “I’ll throw it in with the recycling...
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Chelsea Record — September 14, 2018 — People throughout Massachusetts are committed to recycling and want to do their part to protect our environment. But we may not always be aware that some things need to stay out of our curbside recycling bins. While we may think, “I’ll throw it in with the recycling and someone will...
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The Berkshire Eagle — August 24, 2018 — As restrictions on the import of recycled paper and plastics drive up recycling processing costs in America, a new state effort is attempting to increase recycling while also educating people about what can and cannot be recycled. Click here to read the full story.
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Commonwealth Magazine — August 22, 2018 — A new state effort is attempting to increase recycling and educate people about what can and cannot be recycled. As part of the Recycle Smart initiative, MassDEP developed the Recyclopedia, an app and website search function intended to help people determine whether a particular item or material can...
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