Category Archives: Recycling

Choosing to value convenience over the environment is unsustainable. Since the 1950s, single-use disposable items have become increasingly popular. The result is a throw-away society in which 30% of our waste stream consists of packaging materials – primarily plastics. Disposable … Read More

The City of Newton will be hosting a paper shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, April 27 from 8am-12pm at the Newton Resource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave, Auburndale). Call 617-796-1660 to reserve a time. For more information, view … Read More

In the single stream recycling process, plastic items are sorted using optical scanners, which use the reflection of light to identify the types of plastic. Black doesn’t reflect light, so it cannot be seen and sorted properly by the scanners. … Read More

As a direct result of China’s dramatic waste and recycling restrictions, ALL Massachusetts recycling plants have ceased accepting paper-based food and beverage cartons commonly used for milk, juice, cream, soups, etc. Effective immediately, please be sure to exclude paper-based food … Read More

On Tuesday, April 16 at 7:45pm at Newton City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton), city councilors will consider a ban on restaurants using disposable plastic stirrers and polystyrene food containers as part of an effort to eliminate single-use non-biodegradable plastics … Read More

Tips from Sierra Club for buying more sustainable toilet tissue. The average American flushes away 384 trees’ worth of toilet paper in a lifetime, and though we account for just over 4 percent of the global population, we consume 20 … Read More