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The Conundrum of Coffee Cups & Recycling

Posted by Esther C. on 6/2/2022 to Composting

We’re addicted to coffee, but that’s a problem. Our beverage of choice produces massive amounts of waste. Every year, American toss 4 billion coffee cups, and Canadians throw out 1.5 billion in the same period. That’s just two countries, and while we may be the worst offenders, estimates put the number of trashed cups at 600 billion cups around the world every year.

Composting 101 - for Students and Professionals

Posted by Philip J. on 10/10/2017 to Composting
Composting 101 - for Students and Professionals

Composting is a great way to stay environmentally friendly, whether you're located on a school campus, at the office, or you're interested in running a university composting program.

How to Create a Perfect Recycling System

Posted by on 11/23/2016 to Press Releases
Ah, recycling. We all know we should do it … but sometimes it’s harder than it looks.

It's The First Day Of Spring: Have You Thought About Composting?

Posted by Emily Bellmore on 3/20/2015 to Composting

It not may look like it outside, but today, March 20th, marks the first day of spring! Warmer, sunny days are upon us, why not take advantage of the new season and get started on your home compost bin. Do you currently compost or are you interested in starting? Spring is the perfect time to start composting because this is typically when you may also be preparing to plant your garden as well. This warmer weather allows the contents in the compost bin to break down more easily.

Vermont Pioneers New Composting Laws: The Zero Waste Movement

Posted by Emily Bellmore on 12/19/2014 to Composting
The Vermont Legislature unanimously voted the Universal Recycling Law into action in 2012. This new law requires that all recyclables (metal, glass, plastic and paper) be banned from landfills starting in 2015. Leaf and yard debris, as well as clean wood are required to be recycled by 2016, and all food scraps are to be recycled by July of 2020.

Getting on the right track to composting

Posted by Emily Bellmore on 12/3/2014 to Composting

Getting On The Right Track To Recycling

Composting is a hot topic in Vermont. That's because our "Green Mountain State" is leading the charge in mandatory composting.

Vermont Making Big Steps Towards Reducing Carbon Footprint

Posted by Amanda Shepard on 9/18/2014 to Composting
Vermont Making Big Steps Towards Reducing Carbon Footprint
As part of Vermont’s larger effort to reduce its carbon footprint, this week Burlington, Vermont, announced that 100% of its electricity is now renewable. Renewable energy means that the energy fueling the small city comes from sources such as water, wind, and biomass.

Approaching Zero Waste: San Francisco's Recycling Efforts

Posted by Ruthie on 3/17/2014 to Composting

It stands to reason that one of the most beautiful and iconic cities on planet Earth would take seriously its view of garbage. Beautification programs in San Francisco can be traced back to the 1960's, with arguably less defined approaches reaching further back than that. Efforts appear to be paying off; San Francisco diverts an astounding 80 percent of its waste from landfills, compared to the national average of 34 percent. So how exactly did the city become a leader in the march toward zero waste? While its colorful history and progressive politics certainly are key elements, the city's current stewardship, coupled with its long history of managing waste, help to answer the question.