Category Archives: Composting

Green Newton Earth Day Festival 2022

Thank you to all who attended Newton’s Earth Day Festival this past Sunday, April 24! We hope you enjoyed all the activities and information shared to help you take climate action ‘4 Our Future.’ So many of you started a … Read More

According to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, about 30% of the waste that we throw into the household trash is food scraps. By separating those scraps out and composting them, our trash that goes to the incinerator is reduced … Read More

The Newton Sustainable Material Management Commission (SMMC) recently released a set of recommendations in their report, Setting the Path to Zero Waste: Recommendations on the Future of Residential Curbside Waste Management in Newton. The recommendations address the commission’s concerns regarding Newton’s … Read More

On Thursday, December 2 Green Newton held a presentation on moving Newton to stronger waste reduction measures. Reducing waste is a matter of human and environmental health, equity, and also a way for the City to mitigate future rise in disposal … Read More

On Monday, September 20, Kirstie Pecci, head of the Zero Waste Program at Conservation Law Foundation, spoke on the need to move communities to Zero Waste and shared inspiring stories of success. Kirstie has shaped waste and incineration policy throughout … Read More

compostable bamboo toothbrush

Toothbrush manufacturers and dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Since most are not recyclable, that’s a LOT of toothbrushes that wind up in the trash over your lifetime. Next time you are shopping for … Read More

You can now view the video of Massachusetts Department Environmental Protection’s Home Composting for Zero Waste webinar on MassDEP’s YouTube channel. YouTube offers closed captioning, if desired.  The video has a few minor visual technical issues in the beginning, but they are mostly resolved … Read More