The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has a brand new textile recycling web page, full of information for municipalities, schools, and the general public on state and regional initiatives to how and where textiles can be recycled. Check it out!
When we think of recycling, we think of doing good for the environment. This article in the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) Blog demonstrates how much more recycling can do for us. Author Dave Fusselman of Fusselman Salvage Co. provides a summary of additional advantages of recycling, including job creation and national economic benefit.
Massachusetts is ahead of the curve when it comes to waste management, using several waste bans to prevent recyclable, compostable and hazardous materials from entering the waste stream. To keep this system working, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) hired three new state inspectors to help prevent banned items from improper disposal. This article…
Free Webinar on the Reuse Marketplace: Capture Value. Exchange Reusable Items. Save Money. Reduce Waste. Join us for a Webinar on March 13 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/944987978 The Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. (NERC) has launched the Reuse Marketplace , a website where businesses, government, institutions, and non-profits can post…
Did you know organic matter decomposing in landfills accounts for 16.2 percent of the nation’s emissions of methane? Take a look at this interesting article from the Washington Post reviewing the state of Composting in the D.C. area and nationwide.
Check out our new page providing valuable waste management guidance for colleges and universities.
Included is a case study describing how the University of Massachusetts at Amherst diverted an additional 1200 pounds of food waste per day by expanding their composting program!