Buying gifts? Rethink the outcome

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and with it comes a lot of stuff. Stuff for your parents, friends, children, coworkers, neighbors, and beyond.

Pre-Cycling

Pre-Cycle To Reduce Waste

By Molly Brooks

Recycling reduces the use of energy and water, saves landfill space, and mitigates the impacts of climate change. Even more important than recycling, however, is reducing waste in the first place, or pre-cycling. Here are just a few ideas.

Resin Identification Codes

Deciphering Recycling Symbols

By Emily Malik, URA Board Member

Those little recycle symbols (also know as Resin Identification Codes) found on all types of plastic containers can be confusing to consumers. Whether or not the item is recyclable depends on a whole slew of factors including local recycling markets, transportation costs, ordinances, and more. What’s a consumer to do?

What’s Missing from our Recycling Conversations?

By Daniel Salmon

There’s a part of our waste stream we’re not addressing. In the midst of trash heaps throughout Utah are tons and tons of waste generated from construction and demolition (C&D) practices. Clearly, more can be done, but tackling this goliath is different.