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Mercury (Batteries) Rising Whew – it’s been one hot summer!  Let’s talk about another “hot topic”: mercury.  Specifically, batteries that contain mercury. In this issue, we’re doing a deep dive into batteries (all kinds!) and what to do when you’re finished with them.First rule — NEVER put batteries of any kind in your household recycling...
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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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Happy Valentine's Day Recycle Smart and Partners- You know love for recycling is in the air when more than 13,000 people have used the Recycle Smart Recyclopedia search tool. Since November, Massachusetts residents have looked up over 56,000 items to find out what to do with everything from coffee cups to yogurt containers. Curious what folks are...
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TOUCHDOWN! Recycle Smart Partners – we are excited to share that the interest in Recycle Smart continues to grow everyday here in Massachusetts! In December alone – over 13,500 unique individuals visited the Recycle Smart MA website and we gained more than 1,000 new followers across our social media channels. Curious who these recycling enthusiast...
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Happy 2019 Recycle Smart Partners! We know this past year was a tough one in the recycling world. Yet we are optimistic for what 2019 brings as we ring in the New Year over 150 partners strong! To see a list of Recycle Smart Partners, check out the partner page on our website.Our goal is to have...
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Recycle Smart Partners –  Do you hear what I hear? The Recycle Smart message is spreading! Over 55,000 individuals have visited the Recycle Smart MA website already and we’ve gained 1,682 new followers across our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) in November alone!  None of this success would be possible without amazing partners like you. We...
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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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Happy Tuesday Recycle Smart Partners!Going out on a limb to help others recycle smart?  With thousands of new trees planted on Arbor Day last Friday, now is the perfect time to remind folks about the numerous environmental and economic benefits of recycling paper and cardboard products. Here are some #TuesdayTips on why recycling paper and cardboard is...
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Is Recycling a Waste? It seems like every day another negative recycling story hits the news. Here’s a recent sampling:As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling (NY Times, 3/16/19);Recycling is a Dumpster Fire. Literally (On Point Radio, 3/14/19).   Is This the End of Recycling? (Atlantic Monthly, 3/4/19);Help, We’re Drowning in Recycling (Wall Street Journal, 3/2/19);U.S. Cities Have Nowhere...
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Season’s Greetings to our Recycle Smart Partners,Our numbers are growing! In November alone, 53 new partners signed up, bringing our total to 168. Forward this email to two recycling enthusiasts and invite them to join us by clicking here.As we all know, the holidays are a time when trash and recycling gets… interesting. Beyond increased volume,...
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