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...

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...
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