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City of Shoreline’s Contract with Recology Amended to Address Recycling Contamination
Until recently, many recycled materials in the U.S. were sold to companies in China. To address public health and environmental concerns caused by contamination of this material, the Chinese government has effectively banned the import of these recycled materials. Contamination of imported materials is caused by liquid, food, and non-recyclable items. As Recology and the […] Read more.
Free Recycling Workshop at The Recology Store
Become a recycling expert! You want to do the right thing, but the rules around recycling can be confusing. We are here to help! Join us at The Recology Store in Shoreline on Saturday, October 19, 9-10am for a free “What Goes Where?” workshop. In this free, one-hour session you’ll learn: Which materials are […] Read more.
Recycling Updates and Best Practices
Plastic bags and plastic film (i.e. plastic wrapped around cases of bathroom tissue) are no longer accepted in your blue recycling bin. These items cause significant challenges in the recycling process and are difficult to capture and recycle when mixed with other recyclable material. This material should be bagged together and taken to a drop […] Read more.
The Best Tools to Pack a Zero-Waste Lunch
Excited to send your kids back to school but dreading the lunch prep that’s involved? Or are you realizing that the convenient items you’ve been tossing in their lunchbox aren’t the most sustainable options? Either way, we’ve got you covered. Kid-tested and parent-approved, the following guide makes it easy to pack a lunch that both […] Read more.
Better at the Bin – Painless Ways to Recycle More
Globally, we produce 3.5 million tons of rubbish a day. If we packed all those discards into garbage trucks and parked them end to end, the line would stretch across the United States, a distance of 3,000 miles. The typical American produces 4.5 pounds of trash per day. That’s higher than in any other country. We can […] Read more.