The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Holiday E-Commerce Recycling 101

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…

Thankful Not Wasteful

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…

Recycle Smart for the Planet and the Economy

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…

Sham-Rock your Recycling this St. Paddy’s

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…

Go the Extra Mile to Recycle Smart This Spring

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…

From Berries to Barbecues – Recycle Smart Tips for Memorial Day

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…

Keep Calm Stay Cool And Recycle Smart

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…

Mercury (Batteries) Rising

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…

Making every thread count – a deep dive into textiles

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…

Happy Valentine’s Day! Help Spread the Recycling Love

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…