December 5, 2012
by Peggy
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Virginia needs a container deposit law

I live in Charlottesville. It’s a beautiful part of central Virginia, but the state doesn’t have a container deposit system in place. Having lived in states where they do have deposits, let me tell you: you notice the difference right … Continue reading

May 7, 2012
by Peggy
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Marin’s Catchy Zero Waste Campaign

Marin County, California, situated just North of San Francisco on the San Francisco Bay, is well known for its natural beauty, its vast parks, protected coastlines, preserved farmland, and the passionate conservationists who fought for, and continue to defend, its … Continue reading

March 8, 2012
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NYC Considers ‘Conversion Technology’ to Deal with Massive Waste

I was surprised to read this headline in the New York Times today: New York Seeks Waste-to-Energy Proposals. I calmed a little when I read that the city is looking for the most cutting edge, green methods of turning waste into … Continue reading

February 21, 2012
by Peggy
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What To Do With Millions of Mardi Gras Mementos

Fat Tuesday arrives in NOLA amidst much fanfare.  It’s the last hurrah of Carnival, an event that annually brings millions to The Big Easy. What follows are millions of people  suffering from the excesses of the party.  NOLA has its … Continue reading

February 18, 2012
by Peggy
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Mexico City’s Landfill in Transition

NPR featured a story recently about Mexico City’s dump closure and the effects of 12,600 tons of trash building up on city streets with each passing day.  Just imagine what your city might look and smell like if garbage pick-ups … Continue reading