Category Archives: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

According to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Massachusetts throws away about 600,000 mattresses every year. They are expensive to transport, take up a lot of space in landfills, and can get caught in incinerator processing equipment–resulting in higher … Read More

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

Bad news – you cannot recycle beer toppers, the plastic holders that hold cans of beer together, in the green curbside recycling carts. Good news – you can now return your beer toppers for reuse and recycling to a local … Read More

More than 40% of all plastic made is packaging, which is used only once or twice before being thrown away. According to a recent analysis examining global plastic waste generation between 2010 and 2016, the United States was responsible for … Read More