Recycling is not a “Con”

posted by Director Claire Galkowski I usually have great respect for the NYT, but sometimes they just get it WRONG, like in today’s opinion piece “The Great Recycling Con” , and do real harm (i.e. yogurt containers and other #5 plastic ARE recycled!) . My colleague Waneta Trabert, Newton’s Solid…


A deep dive on plastic bag bans

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by Neil Rhein, Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, Nov. 8, 2019 Each year, it’s estimated that here in Massachusetts, consumers use over 2 billion plastic bags per year! Many end up as litter in our waterways, stuck in trees, or clogging storm drains. Most end up in incinerators or landfills, while some…


Can laws improve recycling?

In this podcast produced by MassRecycle, SSRC Director Claire Galkowski discusses past and pending producer responsibility legislation in Mass. She and former MassRecycle Director Edward Hsieh cover the history of recycling advocacy in MA, and a primer on how to change recycling laws in Mass. Hosts are MassRecycle President Gretchen…