Health Experts affirm safety of reusables during COVID-19

Washington, DC – Over 115 health experts – virologists, epidemiologists, emergency room doctors, and specialists in public health and food packaging safety – signed onto a statement addressing the safety of reusable bags and containers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement assures retailers and consumers that reusable systems can be…

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Regional Household Hazardous Waste day keeps south shore water safe

Released June 15, 2020 by Claire Galkowski, South Shore Recycling Cooperative South Shore Recycling Cooperative Member Towns had planned seven household hazardous waste collections this spring.  Like most everything else, SARS Cov2 changed those plans. Residents were nearly left holding their old gasoline, pool chemicals and pesticides, but for the…

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Mass. bottle and can redemption is resuming

Automated machines must be operating by June 5; over-the-counter collection starts June 19.By Andy Rosen Globe Staff,Updated May 29, 2020 Massachusetts will begin requiring retailers to redeem customers’ 5 cent bottle and can deposits starting June 5, after two months of relaxed enforcement that allowed stores to stop handling empties during the…

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