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Vermont Enacts Statewide Recycling Law

Vermont Governor, Peter Shumlin, signed a very comprehensive – and what I consider BOLD – recycling legislation this week. The statewide law further defines mandated recyclables (all the usual suspects, but only PET and HDPE plastics) and outright bans these … Continue reading

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Week 7 of The Rubbish Diet

My how time flies!  It seems like only yesterday that we began week 1 of The Rubbish Diet. The Rubbish Diet challenge for week 7 is de-cluttering.  The kind of purge before the week 8 goal of zero waste. I really … Continue reading

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Ongoing coffee trials

Oh goodness. Epic fail as I tried out the Keurig make-your-own filter instead of the k-cups.  I may have the wrong grind or was doing something wrong, but there was water spewing everywhere.  A quick internet search indicates this is … Continue reading

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Recycling Flash Mob

The extent of my knowledge of flash mobs is what I see in mobile phone TV commercials. So when I saw this video of an actual flash mob in progress, AND it was about recycling, I was more than impressed. … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/23/11

Trash: K-cups Plastic wrap Plastic baggies Food mix packet Recycled: Paperboard food box Small drink carton Saved: nothing

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Trash Diary 1/15/11

Out and about again on Saturday. Trash: Three small plastic cups (the containers of corn syrup substance that posed as ‘maple syrup’ for my diner pancakes) Napkins, paper towels, and tissues Paper plate and plastic fork Waxy paper cup, lid … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/12/11

My waste generated from Wednesday. Trash: Napkins, paper towels and tissues (a few each, plus a pocket clean-out with some crumpled up ones left over from the last time I wore my coat.) Orange juice carton (yes, this is recyclable, … Continue reading

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