Huge congrats to Francine Locke and the whole team at Delaware County Office of Sustainability on a successful, first annual, first-ever Sustainability Conference. The entire even was recorded and here’s a list of links to all the presentations aligned to the speakers.
Does it make sense to embed plastic pellets in our roadways? Have we thought of all the issues and is it really just kicking the can “down the road”.
Delaware County Council has laid out an ambitious plan to revise the county solid waste management, and everyone gets to be involved!
When we work together innovatively, collaboratively, we can make a big impact on the carbon footprint of building construction.
[Photo is of the Chester Covanta receiving floor taken by the Delco Times. It still looks like that.] Short story, I hope: I visited the Covanta incinerator in Chester recently and got the full tour of their facility, including getting to stand over the large receiving area where ALMOST ALL of Delco’s trash goes toContinue reading “So Much Recycling, So Little Time”
This is one of the easiest zero waste swaps. Keep them in your car, and just get in the habit of using them. BUT… Be mindful that cotton bags are NOT environmental. Look for hemp or some other low-impact textile material, even if it’s recycled plastic. And as a reminder… Avoid Grocery Store Plastic ProduceContinue reading “Cotton Grocery Bags – NOT”
Who knew recycled bathroom tissue (toilet paper) and bamboo facial tissues are a thing?! This example is from whogivesacrap.com, but there are others. (No endorsement here.) They can be competitively priced, with bulk, plastic-free shipping and packaging. Very good quality, especially for the tush (we know ‘dis). We’re not marketing, but noting this because thereContinue reading “Recycled Bathroom and Facial Tissue – Who Knew!”
Eliminating plastics and other waste sources from our products is an easy request from consumers. The more we let companies know that they need to follow the waste hierarchy the more likely we’ll make progress. Don’t be silent. Go where the source is. If you see something, say something, and this is a pretty easyContinue reading “Contacting Manufacturers on Zero Waste”
Based on research and recommendations, we follow the 7-element hierarch published by the Zero Waste International Alliance.
Are you trying to reduce the amount of plastic you use? Are you frustrated by all the plastic bottles around your house? It’s not just about drinking water, which is an obvious opportunity, but we buy lots of products, mostly cleaning and personal products, that are just chemicals diluted with water. Eliminate the water, shiftContinue reading “Beyond Just Drinking Water: Let’s Stop Buying Water in Plastic Bottles”