Dec 14, 2023
Recycling Impacts on Communities

Recycling has many positive environmental impacts such as reducing pollution and reducing the need for brand-new materials. Recycling goes far beyond the environmental benefits, though. Recycling creates many positive impacts on communities and those who live in them for several reasons including health benefits, savings, and creating jobs to help stimulate the economy. With all […]

Nov 30, 2023
Single-Stream vs. Source-Separation Recycling

In the US, we often throw all of our recycling in one bin and put it out on our curbs to be picked up. In other countries, though, recycling is picked up in different ways, but which way is the correct way to recycle? Recycling is often seen as a very straightforward process: you place […]

Nov 16, 2023
National Recycling Day

November 15th is National Recycling Day, also known as America Recycles Day, which is a day that celebrates and recognizes efforts across the country. This is a day for not only participating in recycling but also educating on the importance of recycling and what can and cannot be recycled. This day is a time for […]

Nov 2, 2023
Banning Single-Use Plastic Bottles

Last month, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healy announced that Massachusetts was going to ban the sale and distribution of single-use plastic water bottles under 21 ounces, being the first state to do so [1]. While many cities and municipalities have banned other types of single-use plastics like shopping bags and straws, this would be the first […]

Oct 19, 2023
Operation Clean Sweep

Reducing Plastic Pellet Loss Even though plastics have a lot of sustainability benefits, they are often seen as the enemy in the sustainability story. One big reason for that is how much plastics end up back in the environment [1]. With photos circulating the internet of animals ingesting bottle caps and soda can rings floating […]