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Meet some amazing litter cleanup volunteers

A sad side effect of the COVID pandemic has been a large increase in littering. Face masks, disposable gloves, and takeout food wrappers have littered our roadways, empty lots, natural areas, and waterways for the past year. And while the pandemic has made some people
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Waste not, want not

As we work together to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible, it’s important to reduce the amount of food we waste. According to ReFED, food waste makes up roughly 22% of all landfill volume, making it the single largest category of municipal solid
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Ditch your lawn!

Go for a for a “greener” landscape instead! Who says you have to grow a turf-grass lawn like everybody else? Not Evelyn Hadden, that’s for sure. Her popular book, Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Alternatives, will inspire you to create a landscape that will thrive
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Buying and selling used

Buying and selling used items helps your community, your wallet, and the environment. But how? The sad truth is that Americans make tons of garbage – literally. According to the EPA, the average American throws away more than 4.5 pounds of trash per day. One
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New look for Trash Talk!

We are excited to share that our publication for youth, Trash Talk!, is getting a new look! Produced for solid waste management districts and service providers, this quarterly newsletter is targeted to upper elementary school students. Each issue is packed with educational activities and local
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