Recycling

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

Creative Reuse Project: Make Your Own Paper!

By |2019-06-24T11:15:10-04:00June 24th, 2019|Creative reuse, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

Looking for a fun summer project? How about a family-friendly paper making activity! Paper making is a fun and interactive way to engage children in thinking about the paper recycling process and issues of waste reduction. This hands-on project demonstrates how used and discarded paper can be recycled into ‘new’ paper in order to conserve

Pittsfield Elementary Schools Teaching Experience

By |2019-04-17T13:46:38-04:00April 17th, 2019|EcoFellows, Education, Recycling, Sustainability|

For over 40 years, the Center for EcoTechnology has helped people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. Our mission is to research, develop, and promote those technologies with the least disruptive impact on the natural ecology of the earth. CET is a resource for objective information and guidance when it comes to navigating the

Creative Minds Out Loud Podcast Episode: “Green is Good” with John Majercak

By |2019-01-08T11:54:18-05:00January 8th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, Recycling|

"[John Majercak] has worked for the Center for EcoTechnology for more than 25 years in a variety of positions and brings a positive vision, strong background in environmental science, broad experience, and a highly successful track record to the President position...John's work in organic waste composting has garnered national recognition as a model for building a