June 22, 2012
by Peggy
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Waste-free Events Going Strong this Summer

Summer’s here!  Exciting music festivals, rustic camping trips, and sunlit picnics are in many people’s plans. Something else is afoot, and we’re thrilled about it.  It’s the rise of the waste-free event.  We’ve all attended big events, so we know … 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

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

April 18, 2012
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Waste Costs a Bomb!

An article in the Wall Street Journal by Edward Humes, the author of “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash,” makes a point about the cost of dealing with the waste our society generates: American communities on average spend more … Continue reading

March 8, 2012
by Peggy
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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