July 1, 2013
by Peggy
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Recognizing the Value of Reuse

I recently tuned into an EPA webinar about valuing “stuff,” featuring Madalyn Cioci of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The main point of her presentation was that for far too long, we have considered reuse simply a means to … Continue reading

March 18, 2013
by Peggy
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Repair and Remanufacturing are the Future

Kyle Wiens, founder of iFixit, delivered a web-presentation this week organized by the EPA.  iFixit is based on the simple premise that “Repair is a cornerstone of our environmental and economic future.” Those of us concerned about a steadily growing … Continue reading

May 2, 2012
by Peggy
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How to get to Zero Waste

Most of us have heard the term “zero waste” by now, but some may wonder what it actually means. Zero waste means living in such a way that you create (almost) no trash. According to Edward Humes, author of Garbology, … Continue reading

October 19, 2011
by Peggy
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On October 20, Remember to Reuse

The hierarchy of waste reminds us that the very best thing we can do is to avoid creating “trash” in the first place (REDUCE consumption.)  Barring that, the next best alternative is to REUSE goods, and finally, when something is … Continue reading