Exploring pros and cons of single-stream recycling

October 10th, 2015 - In recent years, single-stream recycling, which involves putting everything to be recycled in the same recycling bins without separating glass, paper, plastic, etc., has gained popularity in this country. Read More

Here’s what John Tierney left out of his anti-recycling screed.

October 18th, 2015 - Over the weekend the New York Times’ John Tierney published “The Reign of Recycling,” his attempt to show that recycling is more sentiment than it is good environmental stewardship, much less, good business. I’ll have much more to say about the meat of his work soon, but for now I’d like to make one small point about context, and how Tierney twists it.  Read More

You say "recycling is garbage?" Trash that argument

October 12th, 2015 - John Tierney is a science writer for The New York Times who gained notoriety among environmentalists nearly 20 years ago for an article in the paper’s Sunday Magazine trashing the viability of recycling.   Read More

Zero Waste: breaking down myths & establishing standards

October 4th, 2015 - Over the past decade zero waste evolved from a buzz word to an emerging industry standard for materials management. Inherent within the evolution are growing pains, misconceptions and an identity crisis. Read More

Portage Recycling Switch Means More Recyclables, but Also More in Landfill

September 28th, 2015 - Starting Thursday, the City of Portage will change the way it does recycling. Instead of having two bins, one for paper and cardboard and one for plastic and glass, residents can throw them all together in one big cart.   Read More