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Plastics Recycling 101

  “Plastics make it possible” is a phrase touted by the American Chemistry Council, yet plastics are often viewed as something to be either shunned or banned. So which is it? The answer is: both. While there are many important and even life-saving uses for plastics, the abundance of non-essential plastics is what we are […]

Rethink Food Waste Challenge, Week 2: Shop Smarter

The Rethink Food Waste Challenge is on! Hundreds of households in Deschutes County have taken the challenge: because we want to rethink food waste. Too much food goes into the landfill every year and we want to change that in our community. You can too, it’s easy! If you haven’t already, sign up here. The first week, […]

Recycle Right at Your Gift Exchange

Hopefully you’ve chosen gifts well suited for the recipient, bought them an experience, or made them something yourself. Whatever you chose for your gifts, here’s a guide to dealing with the inevitable waste from your gift exchange this year. Before your party – set up a quick station using any kind of container to separate […]