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Recycling 101: How to Make the Cut

Posted by Amanda Shepard on 9/27/2014 to Public Education
Recycling 101: How to Make the Cut
Many of us know the basics of recycling: the acceptable materials, the necessity to rinse debris from jars, and we try our best with what we know. We send recyclables away each week without a second though. But, our part of the process is just the very beginning; Recycled materials go through many more steps, some not even making the cut and ending up in the landfill anyway.

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.

10 Facts About Recycling That Might Surprise You

Posted by Amanda Shepard on 9/11/2014 to Public Education
10 Facts About Recycling That Might Surprise You
We've put together 10 of our favorite facts about recycling that might surprise you!

Closed Loop Fund: Recycled Materials Enter the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Posted by Ruthie on 9/8/2014 to Public Education
Recycled materials are entering the manufacturing supply chain at a robust rate and demand is growing. Everywhere from packaging to clothing, paper to rubber, you are likely to turn around and find products that are using some form of recycled materials. And, while recycling rates are leveling off, use of recycled materials continues to grow.