Category Archives: Waste

Beeswax/cotton wraps keep your food covered while protecting the environment by reducing the use of plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Learn to make your own on Saturday, November 16 from 1-3pm in the Makerspace at the Newton Free Library (330 Homer St., … Read More

Want to start composting and have some fun?  Start with your Halloween pumpkin – don’t trash it, come with the whole family and smash it. Bring your pumpkin and candy to the War Memorial Circle behind City Hall (1000 Commonwealth … Read More

Cucumber peels, chicken bones, lobster shells, even paper napkins – it’s all food waste. It’s also heavy. Food waste makes up 26 percent of the weight of the trash in Massachusetts, filling landfills and costing us a lot of money … Read More

It is easy being “green” on Halloween. Just make choices that are people-healthy, animal-friendly and Earth-conscious. All you need is time to plan ahead and some creative thinking: When it comes to costumes and décor—reuse, borrow, trade, purchase used or … Read More

Did you know that microfibers can be found in many household products and clothing, and can have a negative impact on our environment? Microfibers are a micro-plastic, defined as pieces of plastic less than 5mm long. More specifically, microfibers are … Read More