The afterlife of recycled products

This article was published in the Teton Valley News on Februrary 4, 2016. It is republished with permission. Every year, with the support of our donors, school teachers and administrators, TVCR staff has the privilege of offering recycling and waste reduction educational presentations to local youth. Developing recycling education lesson plans is an excellent opportunity…

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Broad thinking for broader impact

This article will be published in the Teton Valley News on December 10, 2015. It is republished with permission. It has been a busy year for Teton Valley Community Recycling and for recycling services in Teton Valley. TVCR board members, staff, and volunteers, as well as our municipal governments and local businesses are working hard…

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When less is more

This article was published in the Teton Valley News on November 5, 2015. It is republished with permission. Due in part to our title, “Teton Valley Community Recycling,” it’s natural to think of our organization as solely a recycling organization, yet I’d like to take a moment to shine the spotlight on waste REDUCTION and…

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Turning your food waste into gold

This article will be published in the Teton Valley News on August 6, 2015. It is republished with permission. The average American throws away more food than plastic, metal, paper, and glass. In fact, roughly 50% of food grown in the US, gets thrown out. Food waste comprises over 33% of the waste stream nationwide…

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America’s Trash Problem

This article will be published in the Teton Valley News on July 9, 2015. It is republished with permission. We all have trash and probably multiple trash bins located throughout your home and workplace, making trash disposal convenient, right? In fact, the average American produces about 4 pounds of landfill-bound garbage every day. Multiply that…

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