Zero Waste for Clean Air

by Deven Patten An amazing benefit of a zero-waste mindset is that it impacts more than just the waste we generate or avoid. In a vacuum, reducing, reusing, and recycling already has a great impact on the physical goods we consume, and the materials used to deliver those goods. However, with an understanding of systems …

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Glass Recycling in the Mountain West

“Only half of Americans can recycle at home as easily as they can throw something away.* Those that can recycle easily are only recycling half of what they could.**” The average American generates 70 pounds of glass waste each year. That means that across the country, we generate approximately 11,585,000 tons of glass waste each year! …

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Land & Mind: Treading Lightly

By Sarah Bateman, Utah Recycling Alliance Let’s be honest – Zero Waste has taken a hit during the pandemic. Though it can be discouraging to see momentum stall, let’s take a beat, and head outside. The great outdoors, after all, is the source of inspiration for the work that we’re doing anyway. Have you found …

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Growing a Home Garden

By Janaki Krishna, Utah Recycling Alliance Freedom gardens were encouraged in the U.S. during World War I to free up the supply chain resources needed for the war effort. During World War II, home gardening was encouraged as Victory Gardens. Given the general desire to eat healthier and know where your food is coming from …

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Decluttering during Covid-19

By Andree’ Walker, Utah Recycling Alliance I admit it, I LOVE the feeling of de-junking and de-cluttering my house. The additional time spent at home recently along with the lovely spring weather has made me focus on projects like cleaning out the garage and tackling spaces around my house.  But shortly after those endorphins and …

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A New Look at Zero Waste

By David Johnston, Utah Recycling Alliance With changes at work and changes in our daily lives, it only makes sense that our daily waste is changing too. Used safety masks, alcohol swabs, (sometimes half-empty) sanitizer bottles and other cleaning supplies flood the system. So too do cardboard and packaging waste, with online retail the ideal …

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