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Archive for 'recycling'

“Disposable” Dishes

We had a little game night at our place last weekend, so I took it as an opportunity to try out some Preserve tableware. They’re made from 100% recycled plastic (the same as the razors I use), are BPA- and phthalate-free, and are completely recyclable. They’re intended to take the place of disposable dishes, but […]

Random Tip: Air Conditioner Swap

From now until July 31, Cambridge Energy Alliance is offering $125 toward the purchase of a new Energy Star air conditioner if you recycle an old, inefficient air conditioner. View the voucher form for more information. Open to Cambridge residents only.

Planet Police Composting

Over at, I’ve posted an interview with the head of Planet Police, the company that collects Berklee’s food waste for compost. Leon Tarentino had a lot of interesting stuff to say, far more than I could use there, so here’s the rest of the interview. Enjoy! How did you start this company? It branched […]

Less “Pragmatic” than “Lazy”

Another guest post by Sharon Tomasulo, from Library Hungry. Enjoy! I do consider myself an environmentalist, but I eat too much meat, drive too big a car, and am far too lazy to call myself a good one. I want to be a good steward of the earth, but more in the way I want to […]

Random Tip: Recycling Plant Tour

Liked my tour of Casella Recycling? Want to go on one yourself? Cambridge residents can sign up for upcoming tours on April 13, May 19, and June 14. Email to sign up. Can’t make the tour? Find out more information on the City of Cambridge’s recycling program on their website. They have lots of […]