Food waste is a nation-wide problem. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, U.S. food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. It ends up in landfills and is harmful to the environment because it emits methane, a greenhouse gas,Read more
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While we may at times appreciate the convenience of plastic bags, disposable plastic water bottles, and all of the wonderful new inventions made with plastic, the sad fact is that plastic waste is filling our landfills, creating problems for wildlife, and polluting our planet. ItRead more
What is it? Why do it? It starts in your shopping cart. Precycling means choosing products that will have the smallest impact on waste generation. How to begin? Think purchases with no or little packaging. Buying in bulk. Selecting products in packaging that you know isRead more
At the 2018 Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts Retreat, Bob Gedert of Resource Recycling Systems shared a plan for how local economic development can create recycling demand. His presentation, Rebuilding America’s Recycling Infrastructure: Economic Development Strategies for Local Communities, gave suggestions for howRead more
You’ve seen the “Give ‘em a brake” signs encouraging you to slow down in road construction zones. You know what the flashing lights on a school bus mean. You yield and move over to let emergency vehicles pass. But what happens when you see aRead more