Waste Reduction Stories

Team Green Tea's Goal: "Spill the Tea" about Food Waste

Team Green Tea's Journey down the memory lane It all started during the summer of 2018 with a visit to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. 

Let’s keep our recyclables clean!

Updated: March 2021   The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection’s Recycle and Resource Management Division has seen an increase in the amount of non-recyclable

Recycle your electronics right here!

Recycle your new and old electronics Ever wonder what to do with that old TV with the rabbit ears? Or how about that broken printer

Montgomery County continues to recycle glass bottles and jars

Montgomery County has been recycling glass bottles and jars for decades. In fact, glass bottles and jars are one of the many types of materials

This holiday season, gift outside the box!

The act of giving is one of the best traditions of the holiday season. It builds bonds and shows your loved ones how you care

Promoting energy conservation and recycling at MCPS

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability that spans more than 40 years. Economic, social, and environmental considerations have been

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
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