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Artful Reuse

After graduating with a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, Stefanie Girard began working in TV production, first in New York then in Los Angeles. Her design experience was honed building tiny models out of recycled objects for stop motion animation, such as a tiny Hollywood sign out of refrigerator letter
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Why are plastic bags a problem?

Note: Some local programs do accept plastic bags and film. If so, great! Be sure to follow local instructions. BUT, many programs DO NOT accept plastic bags and film. Here’s why and what to do.  Let’s start by saying that reusable bags are always preferable over plastic ones
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Hot Topics, Coming Up!

With themes like “Building the Future” and “Navigating Global Conditions,” this year’s solid waste and recycling conferences aim to keep us abreast of the hot topics in solid waste and recycling. At SWANApalooza in Boston this February, I helped to facilitate a hands-on session led
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Worms break it down!

Did you know a bin of food waste is like a restaurant for worms? Worms take food scraps and break them down to make compost. This process is vermicomposting. You can set up a “worm restaurant” in the kitchen, basement, or a school classroom. While
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