Plastics: A Solution and a Curse

“There is no such thing as ‘away.’ When we throw something away it must go somewhere.” -Annie Leonard

Plastics, or more scientifically understood as “polymers,” truly have an interesting ...

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The Recycling Industry is not Dead

Recycling is far from dead and in Colorado it's alive and thriving!

Each year, millions of Americans take their plastic, glass, and cardboard items and toss them into their local recycling bin in ...

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The Environmental Implications of Recycling and Why it Matters

Recycling reduces resource constraints, saves emissions, and prevents pollution

Many people already connect the impact recycling efforts have on reducing environmental impact and landfill waste, ...

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What do the "Recycling Numbers" Actually Mean?

Chasing arrows does not always mean recycle-ability

When tossing something out, many of us are in the habit of looking for the chasing arrows or “recycling symbol” at the bottom which contains a ...

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Recycling: A commodities market

What we can recycle, relies wholly on the manufacturers who are willing to buy and reuse them

After the expansion of US recycling programs in the 1970’s, recycling was something many people either ...

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Walking Mountains Increases Reach of Zero Waste Events

Expanding Zero Waste one Tent at a Time

Walking Mountains Sustainability was the recipient of a Recycling, Resource and Economic Opportunity Grant from the State of Colorado. This grant allowed us ...

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Pay as you Throw Gets a Boost in Vail

Town of Vail Wins State Grant to Fund New (Small) Trash Bins

Through a Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) mini-grant from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment the Town ...

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Plastic Free July

How to Have a Plastic Free July

Did you know that there is a campaign that helps millions of people around the globe reduce plastic pollution? Plastic Free July is a campaign led by the Plastic ... Details

How to Become a More Conscious Traveler

How to become a more conscious traveler

Did you know that even when single-use plastics are sent to landfills that they aren’t harmless landfill liners can leak harmful pollutants into the ... Details

Sole Power: The Best Way to Get to Work

How to get the most out of biking to work or events

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