Category Archives: Recycling & Waste Reduction

CSWD announces new recycling guidance on bottle caps

CSWD announces new recycling guidance on bottle caps Published on April 17, 2018 by Raeann   It’s perhaps the most hotly debated “blue-bin” recycling question of the decade: Should you put the cap back on that bottle before you recycle it? Or does the cap go in the trash? The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD), the municipality […]

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Students for Zero Waste 2018- Registration and Workshop proposals!

Join us in Philly this November! The 5th Annual Students for Zero Waste Conference (SZW18) will bring together 500+ students, staff, industry innovators, activists and community members from across the country at the University of Pennsylvania on November 2-3, 2018. The day and a half event includes a keynote speech, student-led workshops, professional trainings, hands on sessions, affinity […]

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CSWD NewsFlash for April

courtesy of chittenden solid waste district April 2018 Hi Christina, Sometimes, I feel like I take trash for granted; it can seem like an unavoidable part of the throwaway culture that we live in. Like trash is somehow an integral part of being human. Of course, there’s nothing inevitable about trash. Unlike death and taxes, waste is […]

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Your CSWD NewsFlash for March

March 2018   I recently spent a week visiting Tulum, Mexico, a small beach town on the Caribbean Sea. It’s famous for its well-preserved Mayan temples, crystalline underground pools, and long, uninterrupted stretches of white sand and turquoise waters. And at one point, all of that was probably true. Today, the beaches (at least, the […]

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Vermont Organics Recycling Summit- Early Bird Registration Open! VORS 2018

Early Bird Registration is Open 12th Vermont Organics Recycling Summit   WHEN? Thursday April 5th, 2018 8:15 AM – 4:00 PM WHERE? Judd Hall Vermont Technical College 124 Admin Drive Randolph Center, VT 05061 Driving Directions NEED MORE INFO? Natasha Duarte info@CompostingVermont.org 802.373.6499 Choose from four concurrent workshops, morning and afternoon, featuring more than 20 […]

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CSWD NewsFlash for February

Last week, we published our Annual Report for FY17. It’s full of positive news and big numbers, like: More than 1 million pounds of food scraps were transformed into wicked good soil products at Green Mountain Compost. The amount of construction & demolition (C&D) material we sent to the landfill dropped to its lowest level in 22 years. The CSWD Materials […]

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Job Openings for Current Students & Recent Grads – Grassroots Work with Campuses

The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) is a national non profit that works with college and universities to start waste reduction initiatives on their campuses. We are looking for passionate students and recent grads to join and advise our team starting this spring. Please share with anyone who is passionate about Zero Waste and would enjoy a fast-paced […]

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Call for Speakers at 2018 VORS: Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

Call for Speakers 2018 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Proposals Due: Nov 14, 2017   Click here for details http://compostingvermont.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-VORS-Call-for-Speakers-1.pdf     Dear CAV members and friends.   I’m pleased to announce that CAV will be working with ANR to organize the 2018 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS). If you haven’t already, please mark your calendars […]

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Vermont Research News: Hurricanes, Child Poverty, New Compost Laws and More…

Courtesy of Vermont Research News VERMONT RESEARCH NEWS: Hurricanes, Child Poverty, New Compost Laws and More… Vermont Research News: Hurricanes, Child Poverty, New Compost Laws and More… September 21, 2017 Center for Research on Vermont Climate Change and Vermont Warmer falls are part of a trend documented by climate researcher Alan K. Betts, based on 50 years of Vermont data. The […]

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