To fix our broken recycling system, move to reuse
On April 22 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This day in 1970 thrust environmental consciousness on the national level. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in December of that year, and momentous environmental legislation to protect the planet followed. Even before the first Earth Day, public littering and pollution of […]
We all want less waste, so why is our garbage still growing?
A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that most Americans reported having changed at least one everyday behavior in the name of protecting the environment. While these behaviors are certainly encouraging, it seems the sight of brimming recycling bins, paper straws, and reusable grocery bags have given us all the mistaken impression […]