Category Archives: Waste

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

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

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

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