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HOLIDAY ZERO WASTE GUIDE

Gift Giving Without the Waste Shop & Buy Local  Support local by shopping at local businesses and holiday craft fairs. Give gift certificates to support your favorite stores.  Homemade Gifts Reuse materials you already have to make a gift. Make something consumable, such as holiday cookies or hot cocoa mix.  Non-material Gifts Consumable gifts: like local teas, coffees, preserves, soaps, and candles. …

Recycling Tip for Better Results: Food Waste and Fall Leaves

Recycling Tip for Better Results: Food Waste and Fall Leaves

The chill of November often brings to mind the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and the end of the growing season in Michigan. In this month, food waste and fall leaves (yard waste) abound! It's important to remember that… read more

Revitalizing Ann Arbor's Recycling Program

Revitalizing Ann Arbor's Recycling Program

Almost 50 years since the birth of the modern environmental movement, and the inception of Ann Arbor's first recycling program in the early 1970s, our movement, and our recycling program are ready for a rebirth. In the… read more

How to Host a Low Waste Summer Party

How to Host a Low Waste Summer Party

Plan ahead to host a zero waste party by: Reducing waste and the use of disposables.  Choosing reusable options as much as possible. Only using disposables that are locally recyclable and compostable. … read more

Spring Cleaning - The right way to get rid of your things and green cleaning

Spring Cleaning - The right way to get rid of your things and green cleaning

Spring seems to be a time of reawakening not only with the emerging critters and plants but also in our own lives. There is a sense of refreshment leading people to become more active both outdoors and indoors. You know… read more