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Interview with Save That Stuff’s Adam Mitchell

Over on the Boston Local Food Festival blog, I talk to to Save That Stuff’s Adam Mitchell about how the company is able to divert so much waste for the festival. (They’re so successful that we’ve contracted the company for the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival in September!) I was also really interested in what he […]

Random Tip: Half Off Okabashi Recycled Sandals

I just saw this today: an Amazon Local deal for half off Okabashi sandals. They’re already cheap, so for $30 you could get three pair. Personally, I have four pair of the cross-straps, and they’re pretty comfy for backless sandals. I’ve hardly worn anything else all summer, and I walk a lot. And when they do eventually die, you […]

How to Recycle Styrofoam

A guest post by Sharon Tomasulo, from Library Hungry. Polystyrene is the bane of my existence. It enters my life in enormous chunks, wrapped around a new microwave or humidifier or DVD player. And there’s no way to get rid of it. If I throw it away, it lives on forever in a landfill.  Local recycling […]

Random Tip: Holiday Light Trade-In at Home Depot

For one more week, Home Depot will recycle your old Christmas lights and give you a coupon for $3–5 off LED lights. LED lights use 80% less energy and can last ten times longer than regular lights. Thanks to Green Lifestyle Consulting for the tip!

Festival Recycling: 3 Lessons Learned

On Thursday I talked about some of the vendors I discovered at the Boston Local Food Festival. But the thing I was really taken with last year was the trash collection. This year they diverted 13.16% more waste  than last year—by composting 3,600 lbs, recycling 1,820 lbs, and only throwing away 900 lbs. I even […]