This is a guest post. The views and opinions expressed are the author’s own, and do not necessarily reflect the policy or practice of CSWD. Until recently, anyone snooping in my hall closet might think I was a hoarder of zippered clear plastic packaging, the kind that sheet sets and comforters and other home textiles come in. At the risk of sounding like my pack rat father, I knew they…Read More...
Quick: How many types of plastic are there? Sorry! You’re (probably) wrong. The answer is, not even Professor Plastics knows that answer! What’s more, not all plastics are created equal. Some can be recycled. Others belong in the trash. Do you know what to do with the common plastic items in this quiz when they reach the end of their lifespan?Read More...
The CSWD Annual Report for FY17 covers the period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. This year saw big gains in composting and food donation. Green Mountain Compost (GMC), a program of CSWD, managed more than 10 million pounds of food scraps—15% more than the previous year. Another big success stories of the year? The amount of construction & demolition (C&D) waste sent to the landfill dropped by…Read More...
Michele Morris, our Outreach & Communications Director, recently stopped by Phoenix Books in Burlington to chat with owner Michael DeSanto on his decision to stop giving out single-use plastic bags—opting instead for a more durable alternative.Read More...
In Vermont, food makes up about 26% of the stuff we put in our household trash. Take 2016 as an example: When averaged out, Chittenden County households collectively trashed 161 pounds of food per person. This isn’t just a waste of food. Transporting all of that food to the landfill also wastes fuel (9,724 gallons of diesel), generates 108 tons of carbon dioxide, and puts a lot of extra wear…Read More...
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