CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate on Wednesday killed a bill targeting soda straws and recycled a measure on town waste reduction goals to replace one that would have banned store...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — At a farm outside Las Vegas, a herd of pigs feasts on lobster, sausage links and beef. In town, people at a community center sit for a dinner that may include sliders and truffle...
Utah city tables vote on plastic bag ban for 6 months
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The vote on a plastic bag ban in a northern Utah city has been tabled for six months to allow officials to develop a plastic waste reduction program for the entire...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are considering legislation to reduce plastic waste.
WPRI-TV reports that Senate President Dominick Ruggerio plans to introduce the Plastic...
Tennessee awards $1.9M in landfill reduction grants
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee environmental officials have awarded $1.9 million waste reduction grants for community projects across the state.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont high school students would like to help reduce bathroom waste by installing hand dryers rather than providing paper towels in two high school bathrooms located near the school gymnasium.
The group at Barre's Spaulding High School, Spaulding Action for the Environment, sought a grant from the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District.
Jefferson County's "guru of recycling," Sharon Ehrhardt, has been honored for her work by the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin.
Ehrhardt, solid waste/clean sweep specialist for Jefferson County, was presented recently with the prestigious Christy Dixon Recycler of the Year Award when AROW held its annual awards ceremony at the 2018 Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference in Elkhart Lake.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A utility in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is taking part in a pilot program to help low-income customers cut their power bills through renewable energy and energy waste reduction efforts.
Officials say Cherryland Electric Cooperative expects to help lower energy bills for 50 low-income households in the utility's six-county electric service territory. It's part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator program.
We can all play a part in reaching the national food waste reduction goal — to reduce food waste by 50 percent by the year 2030. Start using these tips today to reduce food waste, save money and protect the environment.
At the grocery store or when eating out