Not all plastics are created equal

Bioplastics - Are They as Good as They Seem?

March 10, 2021

While bioplastics have been advertised as being the savior of the world’s plastic pollution issues, bioplastics too, have some issues of their own. Bioplastics are made, at least partially, of plants. This means that land must be used to grow the plants that are used. They are also frequently made...

Reuse jar to fill peanut butter

Ways to Repurpose Jars

March 4, 2021

Glass jars are commonly found and bought daily. After using the original product that came inside of them, be sure to eliminate your waste by cleaning them out and using the following creative methods to repurpose your jars! Whether they are to be used as drinking glasses or as a...

Big Picture... what is on your plate for dinner?

Waste in the Meat Industry

March 4, 2021

The factory production of mass amounts of meat is proven to take a toll on our climate and land due to overgrazing, methane emissions, and fossil fuel use. But how does the meat industry contribute to the waste problem? Waste from this industry is much massive and should be addressed.

Hand in healthy soil with compost

Carbon Sequestration through Soil Health

March 4, 2021

By now, you’ve probably heard about the detrimental effects of climate change due to the increase of carbon emissions into our atmosphere. At this point in time, our society currently depends on the burning of fossil fuels for over 80% of our energy needs . We must learn about how...

Single Use Plastic Waste

The Climate Impact of Single Use Plastics

Feb. 25, 2021

Single-use plastics are becoming increasingly prevalent across the world. These plastics most obviously create eyesores and pose a threat to the natural ecosystems they make their way into. However, these plastics are also a driving force behind climate change.

E Center Tabling

How to talk about Sustainability

Feb. 25, 2021

If you've made many sustainable choices or changes in your lifestyle, you may be interested in talking about it with others in your life. In general, we are all more likely to adopt or change a behavior if many in our social group also do the behavior. This means sharing...

Compost bin with soil getting shoveled out

Composting 101

Feb. 12, 2021

One of the foundations of having a zero-waste mindset is understanding the impact and importance of composting. Composting is nature’s own “zero waste” system! Here in Boulder, we are lucky enough to have curbside pickup and an industrial composting system in place. But, what does this mean, and how does...


The 5 Rs: Eliminating Waste from Grocery Packaging

Feb. 12, 2021

It seems like there is no way to completely eliminate waste when it comes to buying groceries. Nearly everything comes in a single-use plastic bag, cardboard, or other type of unavoidable packaging. Don’t worry-you can still reduce your waste AND buy your favorite potato chips. It’s all about following the...

Cardboard Planter

Ways to Reuse Cardboard and Why it is Important

Feb. 9, 2021

In our current society, the majority of people use a lot of cardboard. In the United States alone, we produce and use roughly 70 thousand tons of paper and cardboard are thrown away every year. This number is only growing with the pandemic as many people feel more comfortable ordering...

CRT Monitor Waste

Trashing a Throw-Away Society

Feb. 9, 2021

The average American throws away 4.6 pounds of trash every day . This equates to over 1,600 pounds of waste per person each year. This is nearly twice the amount of the global average of waste generated per person. The United States is a “throw-away society.” This is not by coincidence.