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

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: 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

To Rinse or Not To Rinse: A Recycling Mystery Solved

People ask us all the time about recycling. One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is “Do you need to rinse all containers before tossing them into the recycling bin”? We think that’s a great question and have often wondered that ourselves. To explore this issue, today on the EcoMyths segment on Worldview, … Read more