Before you discard anything, read on.
Waste = value when you’re in the know. Share ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose. Explore deconstruction, donation, pre-cycling, product reduction, packaging reduction, precycling, carry in carry out.
Employers, CFO’s, town councils, and regular folks, too, learn how to capture the carbon and save!
International Buy Nothing Day
Have you become frustrated with trying to buy the perfect “whatever” to capture the beauty of the season?
Consider siezing this bonus day off to take your family for a hike. Or maybe a game of Scrabble. A meal you make yourself. Meet friends for tea, volunteer, draw…
Winter Musings on Home Compost Bins
Composting has so many great benefits, practicing it saves money, time and keeps residents mindful of the relationship between what they eat, what they throw out, and the health of their community…
Call for Abstracts for NY Annual Solid Waste/Recycling Conference
Organics, the next frontier in solid waste and resource management, will be thoroughly explored at the 2014 Federation of New York Solid Waste Association’s Conference – starting with a plenary speaker from US Composting Council…
Boston on Board with Composting
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino recently announced the debut of a pilot program that will allow Boston residents to drop off compostable food scraps for free at three city farmers’ markets. The pilot program is Boston’s first public composting program and is similar to drop-off programs in New York City and Cambridge, which have helped set…
Bored? Hold an Office Community Kitchen Clean Out
Move the culture of your office towards waste reduction by gathering forces to get rid of the mess in the kitchen. (Including all the tiny over packaged bits of salt, sugar and sweet and low.) Chuck the plastic stirrers and spoons, take the paper cup holder off the water cooler or better…
Sustainability: 4 Steps to Getting Buy-in
The good news: There is a business case for sustainability.
Several recent studies from leading scholars from Harvard and the London School of Economics confirm that companies with an operating model that integrates sustainability outperform their “old model” peers in the long run. Not just in terms of higher stock market returns, but also with lower debt costs and fewer capital constraints – this means improved risk management, less volatility and improved profitability .
UN Launches Campaign Against Food Waste
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that a third of all food produced is wasted. Others put their estimate at closer to fifty percent. Significant differences in food waste trends are found between developing and developed countries. In January, the UN launched a new campaign…
Yonkers Mayor Spano Cracks Down on Illegal Dumping
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano launched a new “It’s Dumb to Dump” anti-dumping program last week, part of the Mayor’s Clean Streets Initiative, targeting those who illegally dump their garbage in the city. The new effort includes increased fines and the launch of a dumping hotline for residents to report any signs of illegal activity.