How to Dispose of Unused Medications

What happens to your medication when you no longer need it? Maybe you have pain relievers that are expired or a prescription that you were given when recovering from an illness that you got over before you finished it. Your first instinct might be to throw the bottle away with [...]

2019-01-17T12:32:02+00:00January 17th, 2019|

The Problem With Food Waste

In the United States, food waste makes up 1.3% of the total GDP. And this isn’t specifically a US problem. Throughout the world, about 33-50% of food produced is thrown away. This happens in restaurants especially. When customers don’t finish their food, or produce isn’t used on a particular night, [...]

2018-07-15T12:36:32+00:00July 15th, 2018|

Keeping Kids Safe Around Garbage Trucks

Garbage trucks are hard to miss. They’re massive, noisy, and they usually carry with them the smell of, well, garbage. However, kids don’t typically worry too much about garbage trucks, and small kids are very easy for garbage trucks to miss. It’s important for anyone to be careful around the [...]

2018-06-14T22:57:56+00:00June 14th, 2018|

3 Ways to Keep Your Community Clean

We all want to live in a clean community. Clean streets, clean air, neat parks that you can take your kids to in the summer — that’s the ideal. But not everyone feels that they’re able to actively engage in keeping their community clean. We’re all busy, after all. Work, [...]

2018-06-01T12:49:33+00:00June 1st, 2018|

4 New Year’s Recycling Resolutions

image by pixabay December is the month for looking back on the past year, but January is the month for looking forward. It’s a time for making resolutions and then taking steps to live up to them. Many people choose new year’s resolutions based on their career, like, [...]

2023-05-05T19:46:50+00:00January 9th, 2018|

3 Ways to Keep Food Out of the Garbage

image by pixabay Americans throw away about 40% of our food supply each year. When restaurants make too much food, or their customers don’t finish their meal, it goes in the trash. When you overprepare for the holidays, it goes in the trash. When food goes bad too [...]

2018-01-02T03:04:41+00:00January 2nd, 2018|

Cleaning Up After Christmas

Just like Thanksgiving, Christmas has its own special (and sometimes daunting) waste management challenges. After all the presents are exchanged and the dinner is finished, you have a veritable mountain of boxes, paper, and food waste. And then there’s the tree, if you got a real tree this year. It’s [...]

2017-12-23T05:07:31+00:00December 23rd, 2017|

3 Tips For Recycling Plastic

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest problems facing our environment today. Experts estimate that the average American throws away about 185 pounds of plastic each year. Plastic accounts for 10% of the total waste generated, because we use so much of it.  And because plastic is non-biodegradable, it tends [...]

2017-12-02T04:46:06+00:00December 2nd, 2017|

5 Ways to Be More Environmentally Friendly

Photo by Daniel Frank from Pexels Most people want to make the world a better place in some way. It’s something we can agree on, since whatever our differences, we do all live here. But not everyone knows the best way to do it. When it comes to [...]

2017-11-20T06:47:24+00:00November 20th, 2017|

3 Thanksgiving Clean-Up Tips

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of  year, full of quality time with family, football, and of course, delicious food. It can also be one of the most stressful times of year. Preparing for Thanksgiving is a chore. Cleaning up after Thanksgiving can often feel overwhelming. It’s not easy to keep [...]

2017-11-12T07:35:05+00:00November 12th, 2017|
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