August 2018

Municipal Composting Programs: Co-Collecting Organics with Trash

By Solus Group Marketing Team August 30, 2018

Organic waste such as paper, food scraps, and yard trimmings make up the bulk of the U.S. municipal solid waste (msw) stream. As of 2014 — the last year for which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides statistics — the combination of paper, wood, yard waste, and food scraps made up 61 percent of the total MSW we generated in the United States.

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Zero Waste Events for Universities and Colleges

By Solus Group Marketing Team August 27, 2018

Increasingly, university students and sustainability offices are pressuring their institutions to make the switch to zero-waste events. Even when events fall short of this goal — usually defined as 90-percent diversion from landfills — organizers who plan for zero waste drastically reduce the occasion's carbon footprint. Increasingly, university students and sustainability offices are pressuring their institutions to make the switch to zero-waste events. Even when events fall short of this goal — usually defined as 90-percent diversion from landfills — organizers who plan for zero waste drastically reduce the occasion's carbon footprint.

Posted in: Blog

5 Sustainable Back-to-School Crafts for Kids

By Solus Group August 20, 2018

Believe it or not, some kids love school. Others, well, let's just say they need a little encouragement as the new school year approaches. What better way to get your kids excited about the first day of school than by engaging them in some fun, satisfying and, of course, sustainable craft projects?

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End-of-Summer Activities for Sustainable Family Fun

By Solus Group Marketing Team August 14, 2018

By this point in the summer, we've forgotten what it's like to feel cold. Believe it or not, though, the crisp fall weather is right around the corner. So what should we do with our last few precious weekends of summer?

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