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Mandatory Composting Coming to Vermont

Food scraps sign for composting in Vermont

Vermont is the first state in the nation to enact a law that makes composting mandatory for everyone. It’s all part of Act 148, Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, which was put into effect in 2012. The plan will roll out in phases and be fully implemented by 2020.

37 ways to go green this year

Ways to go green - quote from Jane Goodall

Looking for a way to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle? You've come to the right place. We've compiled a huge list of ways to go green and tips to go along. Start living a more sustainable lifestyle today!

Big List of Recycling Organizations Helping America Go Green

america recycles flag for recycling organizations

Find out what nonprofit organizations are doing in your state regarding recycling and waste diversion. This is a state-by-state listing of recycling organizations helping to make your state a greener place to live. Be sure to do your part and join one of them today.

Mercury Rising: Discarded Thermostats a Hot Topic

Thermostats polluting landfills with mercury

Only about 10-percent of mercury-filled thermostats are recycled properly, meaning tons of toxic mercury is entering landfills each year. It's a public health crisis that needs to be addressed.

Superstorm Sandy Prompts the Biggest Solid Waste Cleanup Effort in History

Superstorm Sandy causes a tree to fall on a car

After the winds have calmed a bit, Superstorm Sandy's path of disaster is revealed. The devastation spans more than 10 states and has prompted the biggest solid waste cleanup effort in history.