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...

What was America Recycles Day really about?

Sharon Lerner and Loyd Alter are the Greta Thunberg of Garbage. Here are a couple of their thought provoking articles: https://www.treehugger.com/plastic/i-almost-missed-america-recycles-day.html – the real deal about America Recycles Day....

The most important recycling article written this decade

This is one in a series of articles in which Sharon Lerner reveals that our recycling programs need a much closer look than previously given. You may be surprised at the extent of greenwashing taking place right under your nose. Do you really want to pay for services...

Is Fayetteville, AR Going to Single Stream?

It’s past time for a recycling transparency law! 2012 During Lioneld Jordan’s re-election campaign for mayor, Fayetteville collects 3-7 plastic at the 15th St. drop-off site, despite Louise Mann’s assertions, “there is no market for this mess”. Collection ends when...

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...
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