Waste Reduction Stories

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

Come to a Screening of Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste

You're invited to a screening of the documentary Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste at the Bethesda Landmark Theaters. The screening will be followed by a

Don’t turn your trash can into a fire hazard

Materials improperly placed into the trash can be significant fire hazards, capable of starting fires when: mixed in loads of waste in refuse collection trucks,

Properly dispose of your christmas trees and wreaths

Montgomery County residents are urged to put their cut Christmas tree at the curb for recycling, and give their tree a second life after the

Leafgro is switching to 100% sugarcane bioplastic packaging!

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has taken another step to protect the environment. DEP will partner with Braskem’s I’m Green™ polyethylene (PE)

An avenue of discovery with SEEC and the Silver Spring Timebank

Have you heard of SEEC? -- Their name is an acronym that sums up their mission: Seeking Equality, Empowerment, and Community for People with Developmental Disabilities. This

Dispose of unused or expired medications on Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, October 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., community members can drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs as Montgomery County once again
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