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Is a real or artificial Christmas tree more eco-friendly?

This time of year, the question is almost always asked. Is a real or artificial Christmas tree the most environmentally responsible?

There are many reasons why real Christmas trees are more eco-friendly, but this year they may be even more popular. The Christmas Tree Promotion Board reports an increase in sales because families looking for safer […]

Shop locally this holiday season

As the holiday shopping season kicks into full gear this week, shopping locally takes on even more importance for small businesses trying to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Across the country, local retailers will be celebrating Small Business Saturday on November 28, with many offering online specials and curbside pickup or delivery. Shoppers can find local […]

How can we stay safe & not create PPE waste?

As face masks become even more critical in fighting the spread of COVID-19, they are also taking a toll on our waste stream and the environment.

A recent study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found that we are using some 129-billion disposable masks and 65-billion disposable gloves every month around the world as we […]

Where can you recycle pumpkins?

If your Halloween pumpkins are rotting on the front porch, here are some options to give them a second life and keep food waste out of the landfill.

Compost it at home

If you’ve got a compost bin or pile, cut up your pumpkins and throw them in. If you clean and dry the seeds, you can […]

Mulch, compost & recycle your yard waste

Are you looking at a growing pile of fallen leaves? Here’s how you can take advantage of this season’s gardener’s “gold” and get free nutrients for next year’s lawn and garden.

Growing piles of leaves are “gold” for gardeners who take advantage of the free nutrients that can be mulched or composted to replenish lawns and gardens.

Replenish […]