Stonehill College celebrates victory in waste reduction with reusable containers

In spring 2018, Stonehill College embarked on revitalizing its reusable to go container program due mostly to the overwhelming use of disposable to go containers by students eating in dining halls.  An initial student survey revealed the rationale behind the excessive use and a pilot conducted in March was beneficial in gaining insight into student […]

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Massachusetts Recycler Changes: Paper-Based Food & Beverage Cartons No Longer Allowed

Mass Recycler Changes

In efforts to produce higher quality end products as a direct result of China’s National Sword waste and recycling policy, ALL Massachusetts recycling plants have ceased accepting food and beverage cartons. Food and beverage cartons are paper-based containers in refrigerated and non-refrigerated areas of food markets. Food and beverage cartons are commonly used for milk, […]

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What is Recycling Contamination?

What is Recycling Contamination?

With the news from China’s new crackdown on recycling, the topic of recycling contamination has popped up. But what is recycling contamination? To put it simply, it’s when unacceptable items are put into recycling containers such as food, liquids, and plastic bags. Many communities have been struggling to keep up with the rising recycling costs […]

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