What exactly goes in the recycle bin and what doesn’t?

CBS Boston, March 9, 2023 (excerpts) Video here PEABODY – About one-third of Americans recycle, but despite our best intentions we recycle things that hurt the cause. So, do we really know what goes in the recycling bin? To find out, we went to Green Works, a recycling process facility…

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NSRWA to host free Composting workshop

It’s the perfect time to start backyard composting! The North and South River Watershed Association (NSRWA) is hosting the Gardening Green Expo from 3/13-3/18.Its five online interactive workshops include Composting and Mulching for Climate-Wise Gardening,presented by Ann McGovern, MassDEP’s recently retired Compost Specialist, on Wed., 3/15 from 7-8:30 pmThe Expo also features…

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Straight Talk about Plastics Recycling

CommonWealth Magazine, 12/6/2022by Claire Galkowski, Executive Director of South Shore Recycling Cooperative HAS RECENT NEWS  left you wondering if it’s worthwhile to rinse and sort your plastic containers?  As a lifelong waste warrior and 30-year recycling professional, my answer is an emphatic “yes.” Attacking recycling programs, as anti-plastic organizations have…

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Your plastic containers ARE recycled, and they’re in demand

By Claire Galkowski, Executive Director, South Shore Recycling Cooperative Are you wondering whether the plastic bottles and containers you put in the recycling bin are getting recycled?  The short answer is an emphatic YES!  And manufacturers want MORE of it to substitute for petroleum-based “virgin” material. Greenpeace recently released a provocative…

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