Zero Waste Substitutes to Eliminate Single Use Plastic in Your Kitchen

Single use plastics are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. Some of these items include things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, water bottles, and food packaging. As of 2015, the United States was the largest generator of plastic packaging waste on a per-capita basis. This is a big problem because

EcoFellows (try to) Live Zero Waste for a Week

When thinking of living a zero waste lifestyle, mainstream media pictures a mason jar with years of trash stuffed inside. This is a popular approach for bloggers who, after maximizing recycling, donation, compost, and purchasing reduction opportunities, provide a visualization of their impact by fitting the leftover waste in a jar. We wrote a blog

2019-04-07T14:14:16-04:00February 15th, 2019|EcoFellows, Sustainability, Waste Diversion, Zero Waste|

What is the Zero Waste Lifestyle?

By Morgan O’Connor, Marketing & High Performance Building EcoFellow Zero Waste is a movement to reduce the amount one consumes and consequently throws away. Adopting a Zero Waste lifestyle is one of the most sustainable ways of living. Zero Waste lifestyle choices influence all environmental areas by preventing resource extraction, reducing the amount of materials

2018-04-02T12:03:26-04:00March 23rd, 2018|Food Waste, Recycling, Sustainability, Zero Waste|

7 Ways to Make a Zero Waste Lunch that Fills You Up

By: Morgan O’Connor, Marketing EcoFellow Whether you’re going back to school or back to work, it’s time to start thinking about how much of your lunch you’re actually eating. According to the EPA, students who bring lunch from home every day generate 67 pounds of waste a year! Follow these seven easy steps to practicing

2018-06-04T16:49:05-04:00August 23rd, 2017|Composting, Food Waste, Waste Diversion, Zero Waste|

Learn Strategies for Food Waste Mitigation and Recycling in K-12 Schools

REDUCING FOOD WASTE IN K-12 SCHOOLS The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) helps guide educational institutions on how to improve their approach to wasted food solutions and reduce their waste across the United States. In collaboration with many organizations, schools in states such as Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have implemented food waste prevention, recovery, and

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