The Truth About Plastics Recycling

The Truth About Plastics Recycling We need to talk. We know you’ve seen the headlines that plastic recycling is a “dead end” or, even worse, “a dumpster fire,” and we know you’ve got questions. This month, we are setting the record straight. Plastics recycling is real and is happening in Massachusetts. News stories that say…

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-Palooza!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-Palooza! Happy Fall! Don’t you love this time of year in New England?  We’ve got falling leaves, pumpkin picking, brisk mornings, and, of course, Recycle Smart MA’s annual celebration of all things waste reduction – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-Palooza! For those of you who are new here, we started this annual celebration in honor…

Waste Bans 101: Less Trash for a Cleaner Mass…achusetts

Waste Bans 101: Less Trash for a Cleaner Mass…achusetts In the spirit of the back-to-school season, we thought we’d get a little academic. Don’t run away – we promise it’s interesting! This month, we are focusing on one of the strategies the state uses to reduce the amount of stuff we send to incineration and…

All for Reuse, and Reuse for All!

All for Reuse, and Reuse for All! Welcome back to our Summer of Reuse series!  This month we are delighted to highlight two very impressive reuse organizations in MA.  Both are former recipients of MassDEP Waste Reduction grants, and each work to reduce waste by rescuing materials that would otherwise be thrown away and making…

Summer of Reuse

Summer of Reuse Happy Summer! And welcome to the kick-off of what we’re calling the Summer of Reuse. For the next couple months, we’ll be sharing stories of trailblazing organizations and businesses in MA that are dedicated to reusing, repairing, refilling, refusing, repurposing, and more, in order to reduce the amount of waste we send…

Textile Recovery: A New Challenge Unfolds

Textile Recovery: A New Challenge Unfolds We love our clothes. But what happens when it’s time to let go? Textile recovery can sound daunting, but we promise it’s not! Read on for some fast facts about textiles in Massachusetts. Clothing and textile products amount to 6% of all material going into U.S. landfills and incinerators…that’s…

Watt’s the deal with fluorescent light bulbs?

Mercury Madness March is here again, and you know what that means: March Madness! While we’re waiting to see who makes it to the Final Four, let’s talk about something that can drive a conscientious consumer mad: improper disposal of mercury-containing light bulbs. Wondering watt the big deal is? Let’s break it down. ❌ Never…

Why can’t we recycle everything?

You Asked, We Answered: Top Recycling Questions of 2021! In November, Recycle Smart MA hosted two live webinars called Ask Me Anything about Recycling in MA.  More than a hundred people tuned in to ask (and sometimes stump) our expert panel.  We’re bringing you the highlights in this month’s newsletter so we can all get a smart start to recycling in 2022! Top Recycling Questions 1.…

What REALLY Happens to Your Recycling?

A Look Behind the (Recycling) Curtain If you’re reading this, chances are you’re an above-average recycler who feels good about doing your part to reduce trash and use of natural resources.  As you should!  That said, after our recent Ask Me Anything about Recycling in MA webinars for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-Palooza, we realized a sizable part of our audience still wonder what REALLY happens to their recycling.  We have news: we can answer…

The Second Annual Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-Palooza!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-Palooza! Hey Smart Recyclers, In honor of America Recycles Day next month (November 15), MassDEP and the Recycle Smart MA Team are excited to bring you a series of informative and fun webinars we think you’ll enjoy, all month long! Join us for… The Second Annual Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-Palooza! From the story behind…

1 2 3 5