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...

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...

Getting Back to The Three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, lastly Recycle

If stuff is coming to your door, this approach means more cardboard waste, but reuse is a step in the right direction. Even better step: Local store, Ozark Natural Foods, sells milk in returnable bottles. Shopping locally at a brick and mortar store that takes back...

Clean Up Apparatus Breaks

While I applaud those trying to clean up the ocean, how ’bout we keep plastic OUT of all waterways. Read “Huge trash-collecting boom in Pacific Ocean breaks apart” from EarthLink News. Remember: You don’t have to dispose of waste you do not...

Recycling Should Be Your Last Resort

The origins of recycling may surprise you. If you understand them you will understand the devolution of this once honest enterprise. From the article below, “In the early ’60s, big soda manufacturers realized that the cost of the bottle, and cleaning it,...

Tis the Season to Make Memories, Not Garbage

When choosing gifts, please think about items that do not require an incinerator, a landfill, OR a recycling center. Better yet, give experiences like a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant, local farmer’s market, movie theater, symphony, spa, etc. Make...

Plastic Levels High in the Tennessee River

The plastic problem is not just in the ocean, it’s also in our rivers. See the email I received from Marge Davis on October 12, 2018: Wednesday, Dr Andreas Fath of Germany was in Chattanooga to announce the results of his 2017 swim of the Tennessee River. The...
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