Can I Throw Grass Clippings in the Garbage?

How Do I Dispose of Grass Clippings? Well, you used to be able to just throw your grass clippings in the garbage, like most Americans did for generations, but it’s changing more and more. According to CompostingCouncil.org, as of June 2021, all these states have banned yard debris from landfills (so, your grass clippings from … Read more

Are Paper Plates Compostable? Recyclable?

compostable vs recyclable

Can Paper Plates Be Composted? Yes, sorting our trash is confusing. Is it that paper plate compostable? Is it recyclable? Is it biodegradable? Should we just throw it in the trash, off to the landfill? Here are a few pointers, to help you “sort out” these reuse questions when looking for eco-friendly plates and cups. … Read more

Composting Vs Garbage Disposal – Is it Better for the Environment to Compost or Use the Garbage Disposal?

Spoiler alert: Clearly, composting is way better for the environment than using the garbage disposal, and it costs less as well. Composting keeps the garbage from ending up in a landfill, where it generates much more methane, a greenhouse gas. Composting saves using up space in the landfill. And, composting actually creates a valuable resource … Read more

Myth: Monarchs and GMO Foods Are Unrelated

Why North America Is Losing in the Monarch Games Wanna talk Olympic pursuits? Every fall, monarch butterflies in eastern North America embark on an epic journey. Putting in 50-100 miles a day, they travel up to 3,000 miles from the U.S. and Canada to the fir forests of Mexico’s Neovolcanic Mountains, where they settle in … Read more

Garbage Disposal Vs Trash Can? What’s Better For The Environment?

Myth: Putting Food Waste Down the Disposal Is Greener Than in the Trash Trash Talk: Are Sink Garbage Disposals Good for the Environment? OMG hold your nose! There’s a mystery substance at the back of the fridge, and it’s scaring all the other food with its excessive stink. Now what? Pitching the moldy glob straight … Read more

Myth: All Bees Sting

Buzz-kill: Afraid Bees Are Out to Sting You? It’s criminal—every day, in yards, picnic areas, and outdoor cafes across the country, scary bees stalk unsuspecting humans, slap-happy with sting power and thirsty for blood. Or…at least that’s how lots of people think of bees. Who among us has not frozen in cartoonish fear at the … Read more

Myth: Hold Your Nose — Composting Stinks!

“Hold Your Nose!”—Said No Real-Life Composter We Talked To, Ever Every nose has its own unique point of view, er, smell—but all are likely to turn themselves up at the smell of rotting trash. Why then would we assault our nasal passages by composting, aka, piling up a bunch of food and plant waste with … Read more