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Cooped up at Home? Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Compost ​ 📷: @ecowithemInspired by our friends at the City of Cambridge, the Recycle Smart Team wanted to share some tips for how to reduce waste while you are practicing social distancing. You may be getting less use out of your reusable coffee tumbler lately, but that...
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Breaking up with Single-Use Plastics We 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...
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Happy 2020 Recyclers! This year the Recycle Smart team at MassDEP is resolved to helping Bay Staters feel confident about what belongs in the recycling bin (and what doesn’t). Furthermore, we want to set your mind at ease –  recycling is worth the effort. Back in March we sent out a newsletter titled “Is Recycling...
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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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Howdy Recycling Partners!As awareness grows about all the items that don’t belong in our recycling programs (aka “contaminants”) – it’s easy for folks to get frustrated and wonder – why even bother recycling?This month, Recycle Smart MA is keeping the focus on the many items we can recycle and why recycling is so important for the planet and the...
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Recycling Smart Partners!No need to go looking for a four leaf clover this St. Patrick’s Day! Why test your luck with recycling when you can make more informed recycling decisions? Encourage your mates to recycle smart this St. Patrick’s Day.With all of the empty cans and bottles sure to accumulate on...
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Happy Marathon Monday Recycling Smart Partners!Whether you’re running in this year’s marathon or cheering from the sidelines, the annual Boston Marathon signals the unofficial start of the spring season.While runners race to the finish today, encourage others to take an extra 26.2 seconds to Recycle Smart, helping to ensure their recyclables will go the extra...
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Recycle Smart Partners-Exciting news! Recycle Smart MA won not one, but TWO Gold Communicator Awards of Excellence this year! Competing against many large national brands and campaigns (Tide, Kohler, etc.) – Recycle Smart won awards in the website and integrated campaign categories.That’s not all – word of Recycle Smart is spreading.  People are clearly looking for answers to their pressing recycling...
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A picture's worth a thousand words... Notice anything different about the Recycle Smart website? Ok, it’s subtle, but we’re excited about the new photos of Glass, Metal, Plastic, and Paper (In the Bin) and the five Not in the Bin categories (Bagged Recyclables, Plastic Bags/Wrap, Food/Liquid, Clothing, and Tanglers). You might have to hit “refresh” to see the new images in your browser. Some of...
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