Category Archives: Recycling

Newton is taking up important amendments to strengthen our plastic bag reduction ordinance on Wednesday, February 6 at 7pm at City Hall (Room 211, 1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton). This includes adding a 10 cent fee on all store supplied check … Read More

GDN Supports a Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags

Film plastic includes everything from plastic grocery bags, bread bags, bubble wrap and newspaper bags to shrink wrap and product overwrap. Some kinds of film plastic can be recycled at retail stores. Pull the film with your hands and if it stretches and … Read More

Jeff Azano-Brown, Wellesley’s Superintendent of the Recycling and Disposal Facility, will discuss the ‘Massachusetts’ Waste Problem, Recycling in Crisis, and Why We’re Focused on Food Waste’ on Thursday, January 31 at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills (309 Washington St., … Read More

Green Newton recently received a limited supply of reusable Boomerang Bags that were made with care by a wonderful group of local volunteers.  Recycled fabric was used to make these cool looking bags, since that is one excellent way to avoid the disposal of fabric in the trash for … Read More

If you’re planning to buy a holiday tree this year, consider a natural tree—most plastic trees aren’t biodegradable or easily recyclable. In contrast, tree farms give back to the planet by providing wildlife habitat, keeping soil healthy, and absorbing carbon … Read More