Waste Reduction Stories

How to recycle clothes, shoes, and other textiles

Winter is coming....and that means pulling out your cold weather clothes from under the bed or the back of your closet.  As you decide what

Plastic Bags: Do's and Don'ts

Single use plastic bags can impact streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, and forests and the wildlife that inhabit them. To reduce the impacts of plastic bags,

The Legacy Project: Our lives of consumption and waste

This short film documents some of the behind the scenes process of UpRooted Dance's "The Legacy Project- Our Lives of Consumption and Waste." The project

Update: The domestic plastic recyclables market

We understand that you have questions about how plastic recyclables are impacted by changes in the commodities markets. Recent import restrictions imposed by China resulted

Take the "Aiming for Zero Waste" survey and attend a local event

Montgomery County is a leader in solid waste management in the nation. While the County has achieved an overall recycling rate of 55 percent and a

Sustainability is not an “add-on” at CNSI

For CNSI, a Rockville-based health information technology company, environmental sustainability is central to its corporate culture and work ethic. Importantly, their Green Business Certification is

Dawson’s Market bans plastic straws

On Thursday, June 21, Dawson’s Market took another step in their commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship by banning the use of single-use plastic straws

2018 Recycling Recognition Achievement Awards

As part of Montgomery County's 19th annual Recycling Awareness Week, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recognized outstanding achievements in waste reduction, reuse and recycling.

UpRooted Dance to premier "The Legacy Project" at GreenFest!

The GreenFest committee is excited to welcome some special guests this year: local dance organization UpRooted Dance. Based in Montgomery County, they are preparing to

Green Business Certification: Developer and caterer on common ground

A look at how two fundamentally different companies -- Green Plate Catering, which specializes in vegan and vegetarian fare and uses sustainably produced local, seasonal
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