Category Archives: Waste

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

On Tuesday, April 16, Newton city councilors passed the Sustainable Food Containers and Packaging Ordinance, a ban on restaurants using disposable plastic stirrers and foam polystyrene food containers, as part of an effort to eliminate single-use non-biodegradable plastics from the waste stream. … 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