Are All Compostable Bags Acceptable in Curbside Bins?

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Are all compostable bags the same? Alas, no. Silly us, we thought all compostable bags were alike, and that we should buy based on price (and reviews). Turns out, we received an email from our curbside composting service saying that we can only use certain “CMA certified” bags, and they identified four specific brands (and … Read more

Is Refreezing the North and South Poles a Possible Solution to the Climate Crisis?

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Can We Stop the Poles From Melting, and Stop Sea Level Rise? A recent article in Newsweek described research into a plan where global warming could be partially reversed by refreezing the north and south poles, according to new research published in the journal Environmental Research Communications. Restoring Earth’s ice “caps” at its north and south … Read more

Can You Recycle Clothes Hangers ?

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Like everything else, whether or not you can recycle hangers depends on several factors – most importantly, who provides your trash and curbside recycling service, where you live, and what the hangers are made out of. Can Wire Hangers Be Recycled? Wire (metal) clothes hangers seem like they ought to be easy to recycle, but … Read more

Are Paper Plates Compostable? Recyclable?

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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