Recycling is THE solution, really?

This blog is for those people who like to think beyond the recycle bin. I want to start with the hot topic of Single Stream collection and the Chinese ban of America’s trashed recycling. The final destination of your collected recyclables probably depends on the...

Recycling is suffering from system failure

“Leyla Acaroglu calls recycling a “placebo” and calls for a reusable revolution to get us out of this mess.” Thank you Leyla Acaruglu for pointing out more of the elephants in the superficial sustainability movement. Read two excellent articles...

Pass transparency laws now!

If communities had had transparency laws, U.S. recycling would never have been trashed with single stream. If we made reduction and reuse our highest priorities we would not be trashing other countries today. Read “The World’s 2-Billion-Ton Trash Problem Just...

Transparency is Needed at All Levels Regarding Recycling/Waste!

The cruise line giant Carnival Corporation and its Princess subsidiary have agreed to pay a criminal penalty of $20 million for environmental violations such as dumping plastic waste into the ocean. Princess Cruise Lines has already paid $40 million over other...

We Also Have a Mindless Consumption Problem

For more than a year, Karen Jenner has visited Nova Scotia’s beaches two or three times a week. But the Canadian’s visits to the Bay of Fundy haven’t all been for fun. Jenner has been on the hunt — for plastic. Read the full story at the Global Citizen: This Woman...

Where We Spend Our Money Creates the Society in Which we Live

College students in America helped end apartheid when they held sit-ins on college campuses, demanding that the trustees divest from South African companies that supported apartheid. If we want companies to clean up their environmental act we can sign petitions and...

Addicted to trash: A must read

Cole Rosengren, senior editor for Waste Dive, shared an article he wrote a couple of years ago for ProjectEarth.us. It is even more relevant today. Rosengren is a garbage enthusiast who lives in Somerville, MA. He covers solid waste issues issues nationwide. Here is...

Maine Becomes First State to Ban Styrofoam Food Containers

Big changes are on the way in daily waste behaviors: “Maine became the first state to ban food containers made of polystyrene, commonly known as styrofoam, on April 30 when Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation sponsored by State Rep (D) Stanley Zeigler.”...

READ AND BE INSPIRED!

Young women from around the world are taking action and bringing the rest of us along. Time for us all to get involved! Click to read “12 Female Climate Activists Who Are Saving the Planet” on GlobalCitizen.org.

Boston elected officials should not be surprised.

1. They abandoned common sense and trashed their valuable recyclable resources with single stream. 2. They gave control to a major corporation that is financially dependent on continual generation of waste, rather than making recycling the third of the Three Rs. 3. Do...
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