Brian Premo

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Zero Waste Substitutes to Eliminate Single Use Plastic in Your Kitchen

By |2020-02-21T12:34:21-05:00February 21st, 2020|Food Waste, Recycling, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion, Zero Waste|

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

Recycle Smarter Not Harder: 5 Recycling Tips

By |2020-01-29T17:37:34-05:00January 28th, 2020|Education, Recycling, RecyclingWorks, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

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

Anaerobic Digestion: A Solution to Diverting Wasted Food

By |2020-01-13T11:46:26-05:00January 13th, 2020|Climate Change, Composting, Farm Energy, Food Waste, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

Why is Wasted Food a Problem? According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture, 30-40% of the food in America is wasted. In 2017 alone, almost 41 million tons of food waste were generated and only 6.3% of that waste was diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting. Wasted food also represents a significant misallocation of resources.

DIY Toiletries Using Items from Your Kitchen Cabinet

By |2019-11-22T09:39:03-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Creative reuse, Food Waste, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Have you ever had that one baking project where you bought all the ingredients you needed, but then they just end up sitting in your kitchen cabinets? This project is a great way to put those ingredients to good use! These DIY toiletry products are all natural and help prevent skin irritation caused by harsh

Greening the Grid in Massachussetts

By |2019-11-06T16:10:59-05:00November 6th, 2019|Climate Change, Drive Green, Education, Local green power, Renewable Energy, Sustainability|

In the past few decades, average global temperatures have climbed sharply. Studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activity. Ninety-seven percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree with this statement. Graph of global temperature rise per year from NASA