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How to Reduce Waste at Home

The average American throws out 4.4 pounds of trash every day. Here are a few simple ways to reduce waste at home.

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Local Businesses Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay

Alliance for Chesapeake Bay pushes companies to see their effect on the watershed and implement green practices into their business model.

christmas tree disposal
A Complete Guide to Proper Christmas Tree Disposal

Not sure where to dispose of your Christmas tree? Read our guide for tips on how to dispose of a live or artificial Christmas tree easily and responsibly.

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8 Tips to Reduce Waste During a Move

Make your move green. Use our tips to reduce waste during your move and to ensure an easy day so you can spend time enjoying your new home.

eco friendly move
5 Steps to Plan an Efficient, Eco-Friendly Move

From eco-friendly moving supplies to green moving tips, here's how to make the journey to your dream home with nature in mind.

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Wasteful Packaging at Home

One-third of the average landfill is made up of single-use packaging. Learn how to reduce packaging waste in 5 easy steps.

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All the Recycling Rules You Need to Know

From rinsing out containers to keeping plastic bags out of your bin, learn the ins and outs of proper recycling with our informational guide.

byKatina Hazimihalis
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3 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Year-Round

From tackling plastic waste to recycling the hard stuff, these 3 groups will help you celebrate earth day all year long in ways both impactful and fun.

byKatina Hazimihalis
Green College Campus
Is Your Campus Focused on Sustainability?

See how you can take part in Campus Sustainability Month using these event and program ideas from colleges dedicated to promoting sustainability initiatives. Get inspired by these campus sustainability projects from Cleveland State University, The University of Cincinnati and more.

byKevin Rossignol
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Re:Loom Unites Sustainability With Social Purpose

Have old clothing sitting around? Consider donating it to the weavers at re:loom, who upcycle discarded fabric into beautiful products that transform lives.

Recycling a plastic bottle.
Is Single-Stream Recycling Worth It?

Is single-stream recycling as simple as it sounds? Learn how single-stream recycling works, and if tossing everything in the same container affects the sorting and recycling process.

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4 Companies Taking Upcycling to the Next Level

Upcycling is becoming a mainstream practice for many businesses, including these four companies whose products are made entirely from existing materials.

byKevin Rossignol
Garbage cans at the curb.
U.S. Trash Production Statistics and Our Solutions

The U.S. produces 268 million tons of waste — 140 million going into landfills — each year, with the average American tossing 4.5 pounds of trash per day.

effectively manage ewaste
Why You Should Recycle Your Electronics (E-Waste)

Learn the importance of proper e-waste management and how recycling e-waste can have a positive impact on the environment.

Plastic Waste
Innovative Uses For Plastic Waste

See how 3 companies are solving the problem of plastic pollution. Using innovative techniques, these forward-thinkers turn plastic waste into useful products.

byKatina Hazimihalis
Ground heavily littered with food wrappers, plastic bottles and other trash.
Litter Cleanup Programs: A Guide To Clean Streets

Downtown Streets Team is combatting litter and homelessness in San Jose. Learn more about their unique litter cleanup program and more prevention tips.

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Why Your Company Needs a Waste Diversion Rate Goal

Learn how to calculate your diversion rate and send less to the landfill with waste diversion best practices from CleanRiver Recycling Solutions.

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Why Your Team Should Consider Home Deconstruction

Residential deconstruction is on the rise as homeowners and companies look for eco-friendly alternatives to demolition. Find out how deconstructing a home for building materials has plenty of benefits – including saving on tax dollars.

Tech Dumpster E-Waste Recycling
E-Waste Recycling With a Cause at Tech Dump

Tech Dump is creating a positive social impact in Minnesota by offering job training through e-waste recycling; “It’s recycling with a social purpose.”

How Recycling Can Benefit Your Apartment Complex
How Recycling Can Benefit Your Apartment Complex

Starting a recycling program at your apartment complex can have real benefits for landlords and property managers. From better tenant relations to saving money, here’s how an apartment recycling program can help your properties.

A Dress, Tiara and Earrings Made of Old CDs is Modeled at the ScrapsKC ReVision Upcycled Fashion Show.
ScrapsKC ReVision: More Than Just a Fashion Show

The inaugural ScrapsKC ReVision upcycled fashion show is just one way the center for creative reuse is teaching the importance of waste diversion.

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Bike Recycling With Trips for Kids Charlotte

Trips for Kids Charlotte is recycling bikes to support the community through their Re-Cyclery, providing an essential transportation service to residents.

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Simple Curbside Composting With Recycle Revolution

Recycle Revolution is changing the curbside composting game by offering food waste collections for businesses and homeowners in North Texas.

Organics Recycling
The Rising Tide of Organics Recycling

Responsible organic waste disposal is rising in popularity. See why businesses are recognizing the need to manage organics recycling and how they’re doing it.

Curbside Recycling
One Company’s Simple Solution to Textile Recycling

Eighty-five percent of all clothing ends up in landfills. Learn how Simple Recycling is making it as simple as possible to recycle your clothing instead.

Carbon Footprint

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Your Guide to Joining the Tiny House Movement

Tiny houses are sweeping the nation, but is it the right lifestyle for you? Find out the costs, benefits and what to consider before taking the plunge.

byDanielle Hanula
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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Check out these easy home energy saving tips to increase home energy efficiency.

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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

Simple green home renovations can reduce your carbon footprint. Explore these nine ways to reduce your carbon footprint at home and start planning upgrades.

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The 5 Biggest Benefits of Composting at Home

Learn how composting at home benefits the environment and your garden by reducing landfill waste, spreading nutrients to your soil and more.

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What Is a Carbon Footprint and How to Reduce Yours

Not sure what your carbon footprint means? Learn what a carbon footprint is, how it’s measured and why it matters with help from Global Footprint Network.

byKatina Hazimihalis
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3 Renewable Fuels That Just Might Replace Gasoline

Check out our list of the 3 alternative fuels most likely to replace gasoline in our vehicles. Learn how each works and the advantages of using renewable energies for cars.

byKatina Hazimihalis

Composting

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How to Reduce Waste at Home

The average American throws out 4.4 pounds of trash every day. Here are a few simple ways to reduce waste at home.

Vegetables Growing in Rich Soil
A Quick and Easy Guide to Composting at Home

Learn the ropes of composting at home with our simple guide for beginners. Whether you’ve got sprawling acres or a tiny backyard, you’ll soon be turning kitchen waste into garden fuel.

byKatina Hazimihalis
benefits of composting
The 5 Biggest Benefits of Composting at Home

Learn how composting at home benefits the environment and your garden by reducing landfill waste, spreading nutrients to your soil and more.

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How Curbside Composting Easily Reduces Food Waste

Want to cut food waste? Find out how a curbside collection program in your city can help reduce methane emissions by keeping organic waste out of landfills.

Hands Planting Seeds in a Pot
3 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Year-Round

From tackling plastic waste to recycling the hard stuff, these 3 groups will help you celebrate earth day all year long in ways both impactful and fun.

byKatina Hazimihalis
Garbage cans at the curb.
U.S. Trash Production Statistics and Our Solutions

The U.S. produces 268 million tons of waste — 140 million going into landfills — each year, with the average American tossing 4.5 pounds of trash per day.

Items to Recycle at Home
18 Eco-Friendly Tips to Start Zero Waste Living

Find new ways to be eco-friendly in 2018 with our 18 zero waste living tips from experts Bea Johnson and Megean Weldon. Here's to a no-waste lifestyle.

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Simple Curbside Composting With Recycle Revolution

Recycle Revolution is changing the curbside composting game by offering food waste collections for businesses and homeowners in North Texas.

Food Waste

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Grocery Store Waste Stats That Demand Change

Are these grocery store waste statistics true where you shop? Learn how much food your supermarket throws away, why so many don’t donate and how they could benefit by cutting waste.

byKatina Hazimihalis
household
How to Reduce Waste at Home

The average American throws out 4.4 pounds of trash every day. Here are a few simple ways to reduce waste at home.

Zero Waste Vegetables
23 Tips For Going Zero Waste in the Kitchen

Going zero waste at home? Follow these zero waste living tips to reduce kitchen waste and cut back on packaging.

benefits of composting
The 5 Biggest Benefits of Composting at Home

Learn how composting at home benefits the environment and your garden by reducing landfill waste, spreading nutrients to your soil and more.

group of friends planting vegetables using compost soil
How Curbside Composting Easily Reduces Food Waste

Want to cut food waste? Find out how a curbside collection program in your city can help reduce methane emissions by keeping organic waste out of landfills.

Rescuing leftover cuisine.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine to Help Those in Need

Meet the non-profit tackling food waste with more than 100 food business partners. Learn what your organization can to do prevent food waste, and where to donate leftover food.

Reducing Restaurant Waste
6 Ways to Reduce Restaurant Kitchen Food Waste

Whether you manage a chain or run your own 1-Star Michelin restaurant, you can use these tips to reduce your restaurant’s food waste and footprint.

byKevin Rossignol
Using a sustainable app on mobile device.
5 Sustainability Apps to Save the Environment

Boost sustainability, reduce your carbon footprint and waste less with these 5 environmental apps.

Items to Recycle at Home
18 Eco-Friendly Tips to Start Zero Waste Living

Find new ways to be eco-friendly in 2018 with our 18 zero waste living tips from experts Bea Johnson and Megean Weldon. Here's to a no-waste lifestyle.

Food on a restaurant dining table.
What to Learn From France's Food Waste Solutions

France’s famous food waste bans address problems that are specific to France. Learn about food waste solutions better suited to the issues facing the U.S.

byKatina Hazimihalis
Campus Food Waste
4 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Colleges

Food waste in colleges is a complex problem, but the solutions are simple. See how four commonsense university food waste programs are turning the tide.

byKatina Hazimihalis
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St. Louis Area Foodbank Saves Food From Landfills

173,000 kids in St. Louis are at risk for hunger. Learn how the St. Louis Area Foodbank provides families in need with nutritious food that would otherwise be sent to the landfill.

Restaurant Food Waste
Feed the Hungry With Your Restaurant’s Leftovers

Learn the facts about restaurant food waste and how you can start your own food donation program with help from groups like the Food Donation Connection.

byKevin Rossignol
Emptying Compost Bins
Simple Curbside Composting With Recycle Revolution

Recycle Revolution is changing the curbside composting game by offering food waste collections for businesses and homeowners in North Texas.

Organics Recycling
The Rising Tide of Organics Recycling

Responsible organic waste disposal is rising in popularity. See why businesses are recognizing the need to manage organics recycling and how they’re doing it.

Donated produce collected by Boulder Food Rescue
End the Food Waste Cycle With Boulder Food Rescue

An eco-friendly food rescue program in Boulder has saved about 2.4 million pounds of food waste from local restaurants by donating it to families in need.

move out for hunger
How College Campus Food Waste Can Feed the Hungry

Taking aim at food waste on college campuses, we partnered with Food Recovery Network for Move Out for Hunger 2017. Learn just how much food was recovered.