Paper or Plastic?

This article was originally published on September 6th, 2012. It is reprinted with permission. “Paper or plastic?” In the 80s and 90s, grocers asked shoppers this question, putting the weight of the decision on the shoulders of the consumer. Concerned shoppers questioned which choice was the best for the environment. Today I can answer that…

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Recycling – It Makes Cents!

This article was originally printed in Teton Valley News on July 5, 2012.   As a child, I spent Saturday mornings scouring the lawns of student apartments picking up aluminum cans. A local recycler paid me about 5 cents a pound for my treasure, and recycling became my first job. I still work in recycling,…

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Holiday eco-wrapping

Did you know that Americans create 25% more waste over the holidays? Gift giving is a wonderful tradition, especially when the gifts are chosen with love and are meaningful to the receiver. Wrapping gifts with reused and recycable materials is one way to reduce holiday waste. Teton Valley Community Recycling hosted an eco-wrapping booth at…

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Plastic Recycling in Teton Valley

This article was originally published in Teton Valley News on April 5, 2012.   Plastics recycling has arrived in Teton Valley! The Recycling Center at the Transfer Station in Driggs now accepts #1 and #2 plastic bottles, which they will bale and sell to a plastics recycler. Residents and visitors may drop off their recycling…

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