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What will Zero Waste look like in the City of Boston?

October 12, 2021

These days, there’s a lot of talk about zero waste, but what does it really mean? When we envision our average Joe going zero waste we think of mason jars, composting bins, and the elimination of single use products. But how about when a whole city goes zero waste?

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Moving Towards Zero Waste in Connecticut

August 9, 2021

Connecticut’s Incinerator is shutting down - now is not the time to expand a polluting ash disposal facility.

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Plastic Free July: Reopen With Reuse!

June 29, 2021

For Plastic Free July, will you join us in calling on restaurants and businesses to reopen with non-toxic reuse?

ReThink Disposable Blog Series Part III: Next Steps for Statewide Zero Waste Policies

June 11, 2021

New Jersey’s ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam containers will go into effect one year from now, or May 2022! This victory was the result of the groundswell of concern over the damage being caused to our environment by waste and single-use plastics. This is only the beginning of the paradigm shift toward zero waste happening in New Jersey, across the U.S., and around the world. In the next part of our ReThink Disposable Blog Series, we will take a look at state policies in the works that will move us ever closer toward a zero waste future.

Zero Waste Earth Day Tips

Zero Waste Earth Day Tips

April 12, 2021

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the idea of going zero waste in your life? Most people who want to produce minimum amounts of waste are afraid of the extra costs and hassle that comes from a zero waste lifestyle. Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started while keeping cost low and hassle even lower.

1. Use Glass JarsGlass Jar

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ReThink Disposable Blog Series Part II: Next Steps for Local Zero Waste Policies

February 22, 2021

NJ's statewide ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam containers was a huge victory made possible in part by the 50 plus local ordinances banning these and other single-use disposables. This just goes to show how powerful local policies can be in creating larger change. So what else can municipalities do?

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Sustainable Seed Starting: Sowing in the Snow

February 7, 2021

It's the depths of winter, and many of us in northern states are longing of spring and gardens.

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ReThink Disposable Blog Series Part I: Zero Waste at Home & In Your Community

February 2, 2021

Despite so many challenges, we accomplished so much in 2020. One of our biggest victories in New Jersey was helping pass legislation banning single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam food containers, while also limiting unnecessary use of plastic straws by requiring restaurants to provide them only upon request! This is a huge step forward but we still have a long way to go to fight plastic pollution and climate change. So what else can we do?

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Giving Food Waste a Second Life

May 4, 2020

Amidst this time of hardship and uncertainty, we bring you some good news: Governor Murphy has signed a food waste recycling mandate (A2371/S865) that will help keep food waste out of landfills and implement more sustainable practices.

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Healthy at Home: Eco-Friendly Activities for Kids & Families

April 14, 2020
Stay at home days can be a great opportunity to clean and de-clutter different parts of your house and lifestyle. But as we spend more and more time at home, how can we make sure our environment and the products we use are as safe and healthy as possible for our kids and families? We've put together a fun list of eco-friendly activities that will not only help get rid of those quarantine blues, but also help you create a toxic-free, zero waste home! From upcycling plastic bottles to creating hanging flowerpots out of lightbulbs, these projects will surely keep your family busy.