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Happy Earth Day, Recyclers!It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and boy, have we come a long way since the first one. Let’s take a quick trip back, shall we?The 1960s were a period of environmental awakening. With Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring highlighting the negative effects of pollution on public health, the spark to protect the planet (and...
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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 PlasticsWe 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 the video...
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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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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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