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…

Summer Reading: Recycle Smart Style

Summer Reading: Recycle Smart Style Oh, how the summer is flying by! The Recycle Smart Team is taking a “newsletter break” this summer to focus on other projects.  In the meantime, we wanted to share some of our favorite reads from the last two months. We’ll be back with our regular deep dive newsletter before…

Summer: The Season of Sharing

Summer: The Season of Sharing Happy Summer, Friends! If you’ve spent all spring brushing up on your smart recycling skills and are ready for the next challenge – the Recycle Smart Team has you covered. While the primary mission of Recycle Smart MA is to promote good recycling habits here in the Commonwealth, we know…

Spring Cleaning: Recycle Smart Style

Spring Cleaning: Recycle Smart Style Overwhelmed by your spring decluttering project? You are not alone. American homes are filled with more than 300,000 items,[1] and this only includes visible objects. It does not include everything tucked into dresser drawers and cabinets or stored away in boxes — and tuck away and store we do! House sizes…