Category Archives: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Recent headlines might leave you believing that recycling is a scam. The good news is that you don’t need to give up on recycling. Guest speakers from Preserve, Rehrig Pacific, and GreenLabs Recycling explain how the industry has come a … Read More

Americans consume around 13 billion pounds of paper towels annually—that’s equivalent to throwing out 270 million trees every year. While paper towels generally have a small carbon footprint, collectively they are contributing to deforestation, global warming, and an ever-increasing waste problem. … Read More

2021 is upon us and many of us are more than ready to leave the turbulence of 2020 and make a fresh start. The incoming Biden administration promises to take bold steps to deal with climate change, but we know … Read More

The Newton Sustainable Materials Management Commission (formerly the Newton Solid Waste Commission) advises the Mayor and the City Council on all aspects of municipal trash, recycling, and composting–striving to put into place practices that are environmentally sustainable and align with … Read More

On December 6, Green Newton’s Environmental Youth Leadership Program presented ‘Greening the Holidays,’ a program to help all of us rethink our holiday habits and inspire us to consider the environmental impact of every gift that we give. The video … Read More

It’s hard to tell from a simple $10 t-shirt that it took a lot of energy to grow, harvest, and process the cotton; manufacture the fabric and sew the shirt; and package and transport it. In a sense, the t-shirt … Read More

Buying products with recycled content fosters the diversion and recycling of materials from the solid waste stream and promotes the use of these materials in the manufacture of new products. It creates domestic markets for materials collected and recycled through … Read More