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Eating well while wasting and spending less

Eating well while wasting and spending less

In the United States, about 40% of all food goes to waste. That wasted food costs a family of four about $1,500 each year! At home, you can reduce your food waste by using the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Reduce your food waste at home by planning your meals for...

Less waste with your next cup of joe

Less waste with your next cup of joe

As Americans, we love our coffee. And it’s hard to beat the convenience of brewing a quick, fresh cup the instant you want one. According to a 2022 National Coffee Association report, each day about 66% of us drink coffee. Also from the report, 41% of coffee drinkers...

Paper recycling on the rise nationwide

Paper recycling on the rise nationwide

The United States saw a rise in recycling rates for both paper and corrugated cardboard (OCC) in 2021. Paper recycling rates rose from 65.7% in 2020 to 68% in 2021. To put this into more concrete terms, U.S. paper mills accepted more than 8.6 million tons of recycled...

Sharing good news!

Sharing good news!

Eco Partners has news to share with you and it's all good! First, we are excited to announce that Eco Partners President Elizabeth Roe was recently elected to the role of Secretary for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Board of Directors. "I...

Do you “Up Cup”?

Do you “Up Cup”?

We are halfway through Plastic Free July, a month-long campaign to reduce plastic waste. Have you joined the effort and tried to refuse single-use plastics? If you're looking for a place to start, one challenge you can take this year is to "Up Cup." When you "up cup,"...

Recycling (Still) Matters!

Recycling (Still) Matters!

Recycling has had a bumpy road the past few years as local programs and recycling processors have adapted to changing overseas markets, faced transportation challenges here in the U.S., dealt with the impacts of a global pandemic on collection and processing, and...