Category Archives: Waste

Is old paint haunting your basement? Bring it to Newton’s first Paint Collection Day at the Resource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave., Auburndale) on Sunday, October 31 from 9am-1pm. You must have an appointment time to drop off. Appointments can be scheduled by … Read More

A coalition of climate organizations, including Green Newton, 350Mass, Newton, Mothers Out Front Newton, Newton EV Task Force, FUUSN Climate Action Task Force and Bike Newton, asked our city council candidates their views on the climate crisis and how they … Read More

With Maine and Oregon passing the nation’s first Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws for packaging this year, there is much interest in what the EPR programs will look like once they launch and how each state arrived at its unique … Read More

The world’s largest online consignment and thrift shop, ThreadUp, recently launched a Fashion Footprint Calculator that allows users to calculate the carbon impact of their closets and identify tangible ways to make more sustainable fashion choices. With nearly 230,000 tons … 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

The average elementary school disposes of 20,000 pounds of lunch waste every year. That’s 10 tons of trash per school! By packing a healthy lunch for your child in a reusable lunch box with a reusable bottle of water or milk, you … Read More