CET Recognized by EPA for Food Waste Recovery

By |2020-04-27T11:44:46-04:00April 27th, 2020|Food Donation, Food Waste, Press Release, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

We’re excited to share that the US EPA is awarding seven local New England organizations with recognition for their work keeping wasted food out of landfills and incinerators and putting it to better use, and we’re one of them! The awards are part of the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC). In challenging times like these,

Flock to EcoBuilding Bargains: Build a Chicken Coop [for Cheep]!

By |2020-04-25T09:00:37-04:00April 24th, 2020|Construction, Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Reused Building Materials, Uncategorized|

We’ve all been feeling cooped up lately. For some people, this means spending all day tweeting, but at our reuse store, EcoBuilding Bargains, customers have been crowing over materials to build chicken coops! Raising chickens is a great way to get fresh eggs, teach children about where our food comes from, and become involved in

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

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