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
As you walk into Goodworks Coffee House off of Center Street in downtown Chicopee, the delicious smell of brewed coffee and fresh pastries instantly wafts over you. But Goodworks Coffee House is not only full of delicious treats and a cozy atmosphere, it has many eco-friendly features! Owners Victor and Katie Narvaez have been passionate
Have you recently thrown away a pair of old jeans because you felt like they were not in a “good enough” condition to be donated? You didn’t have to! Most textile waste, even those really old jeans, can be diverted from the landfill by properly recycling them or even upcycling them into a fun craft!
With approximately 40% of food being wasted in the US and our landfills rapidly reaching capacity, composting is becoming an increasingly important component of the waste management infrastructure. New Milford Farms, a composting facility located in New Milford, CT, is part of a network of composting facilities ensuring that wasted food is put to good
We know that recycling can be confusing! The rules around recycling are constantly changing and evolving. In this blog, we will provide some easy-to-follow tips on how to recycle properly in Massachusetts. The simplest way to determine if an item is recyclable or not in Massachusetts, is to check the Recyclopedia. This is a tool