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Reusable Replacements: Paper Products

By |2020-03-25T11:09:27-04:00March 25th, 2020|Creative reuse, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Zero Waste|

Conserve your paper products and switch to reusable replacements! Switching to reusable substitutes can help you save money, reduce waste, and save the resources needed to produce these products. Here are five quick alternatives to common household paper products: Napkins Instead of using disposable napkins at dinner time, try upcycling your old fabrics into reusable

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

New Milford Farms Composting Tour

By |2020-01-31T11:22:24-05:00January 31st, 2020|Composting, Food Waste, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

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

Press Release: Toolkit Unlocks Potential for Food Scrap Composting

By |2020-01-20T12:16:25-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Official Press Release: For immediate release Contact: Lorenzo Macaluso, 413-218-1543, Lorenzo.Macaluso@cetonline.org Toolkit Unlocks Potential for Food Scrap Composting The Center for EcoTechnology (CET), in partnership with BioCycle, releases a toolkit on adding food scraps to leaf and yard trimmings composting sites - decision tree for municipalities and other composting site operators. (Northampton MA, December 5,

5 Tips for Sustainable Holiday Shopping

By |2019-12-26T11:27:24-05:00December 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Did you see the recent New York Times article about people making sustainable choices for gift giving this holiday season? A recent study has shown that people are becoming more concerned with “responsible retail,” prioritizing purchasing items that align with their values over flashy, expensive gifts. As environmental issues become increasingly prominent, more people are