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Infographic on Waste Plus Recycling Disposal Methods

What happens to your garbage after you get rid of it? If you’re like most people, you don’t give it much thought, but whether or not you know it, you’re thinking about it more than past generations. Simply separating glass or plastic from regular…

Another Reason to Compost: Reducing Landfill Dependency

San Francisco residents have proven that composting can be the answer, especially when paired with recycling.

Finding Impactful Ways to Fight Food Waste Epidemic

New AAEA member research on how people react to real-life solutions The United Stated Department of Agriculture estimates between 30 and 40 percent of the country’s food supply is wasted. In fact, in 2015 U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the first-ever national food…

Tips for Auditing Waste to Improve Future Events

Ecofriendly event organizers are concerned about the substantial stream of trash generated by large crowds and vendors and where it goes once it is sorted. A waste audit will reveal what is being discarded and whether or not it is being recycled. There are…

OP-ED: Take a Bite Out of Food Waste this Earth Day

By EPA Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney This year’s Earth Day theme, “Feed People, Not Landfills” is a powerful reminder about the importance of preventing food waste. Did you know the average family throws away $1,600 a year on wasted food—equating to over 400…

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