Talking Trash

Headwinds as we face the future

Headwinds as we face the future

Eco Partners President Elizabeth Roe gave the keynote address at SWANA’s Pacific Chapter Northwest Regional Symposium this past April in British Columbia. Under the theme “Winds of Change,” she discussed both the tailwinds and headwinds impacting solid waste...

Be an eco-friendly mover

Be an eco-friendly mover

Millions of Americans move every year. Is this your year to relocate? No matter where you are moving, here are some tips that you can use to make your next move a green one. Choose any of these tips that fit your needs and your budget. Just making a couple of small...

Small But Mighty Won the Day Against Plastic Bottles

Small But Mighty Won the Day Against Plastic Bottles

By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard ’round the world. ~ From “Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson Penned six decades after the battles of Lexington and...

9 Tips for Summertime Shopping

9 Tips for Summertime Shopping

Ahhh...summertime. Family vacations, lounging by the pool, picnics with friends, and back-to-school shopping. Whatever summer shopping you are doing, there are things that you can do before, during, and after your shopping trip to reduce your waste, improve our...

Odor control your cans!

Odor control your cans!

Due to the heat of the summer months, it can be challenging to keep curbside carts, trash cans, and bins from giving off unpleasant odors. Trash cans see their share of gunk and grime. Plus, many of the things we throw away can be downright stinky, especially when met...

Tailwinds carry us forward

Tailwinds carry us forward

Eco Partners President Elizabeth Roe gave the keynote address at SWANA's Pacific Chapter Northwest Regional Symposium last month in British Columbia. Under the theme "Winds of Change," she discussed the inflection points she sees looking back and the "tailwinds" they...