3-Step Guide to a Green Halloween

Don’t be afraid of the single-use plastics monster this Halloween and trick-or-treat in style with these tips for a Green Halloween!

How To Feel The Plastic Free July Spirit All Year Long

Plastic Free July has come to an end, but the spirit of reducing single-use plastics doesn’t have to stop with August! Though a zero-waste lifestyle may only be possible for one month of the year for some, there are plenty of simple ways to take action to reduce, reuse and recycle until next July!

Farmers Market

Buy Local = Less Waste

By Frances Bernards, URA Board Member

Summer has arrived which means that locally grown fruit and veggies will be available either at farmer’s markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms, or in your own garden! While winter markets exist on the Wasatch Front, summer and fall is when you will find the greatest variety of local produce. Shopping at local markets provides an opportunity to reduce food, as well as packaging waste.

Zero Waste Summer Hacks

Summer is here and so are the picnics, baseball games, and barbecues. Spending time with family and friends during summer vacation is always a great time, but it’s also the season where paper plates, plastic water bottles, and long trips in the car make a big comeback.  From skipping the straw to a plastic-free picnic, …

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What an Anaerobic Digester Means for Utah

Morgan Bowerman, URA Board Member

In America today, 40% of the food produced is wasted – that’s enough food to fill two football stadiums daily. While one in six Americans are food insecure, collectively we are throwing away 1,200 calories per person, per day.