Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (free film at Hood College: May 12)

Join us for a very engaging and free film: “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” "WASTED" aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of … [Read more...]

Gold in the Garbage: How Recycling Rates Could Be a Lot Higher

The national average recycling rate has been holding at just under 35 percent for the past five years, after rapid growth in the 1990s and 2000s, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That state of stagnation … [Read more...]

Zero Waste Programs: Turning the Vision of the Circular Economy Into Practice

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2016 includes the Maryland Zero Waste Plan's recycling and diversion goals, which are 80% recycling and 85% diversion by 2030. These are ambitious, important, and … [Read more...]

Farmers Surveyed on Composting

Survey Reveals Interest, Questions about On-Farm Composting A survey of Frederick County farmers indicates interest in expanded use of off-farm organics to make compost. The survey, done in … [Read more...]

Introduction to Zero Waste (one day training, on November 9th)

A generous sponsorship from a Frederick County citizen has made it possible to bring the Zero Waste USA "Introduction to Zero Waste" training to Frederick! On Wednesday, November 9th, from 9:00am to … [Read more...]

Compost bins for sale to City of Frederick residents

EDITOR'S NOTE: The City of Frederick is selling nice compost bins to residents for just $21.50. Click here for the short press release. Darcy Richards dropped off her order form on Wednesday afternoon and had a new … [Read more...]

What We Can Learn from San Francisco: Recycling, Composting and Zero Waste

I recently visited San Francisco, California—what an incredible city! With its diverse blend of cultures, beautiful vistas, and incredible food, what’s not to love? The people living and working in San Francisco … [Read more...]

Zero waste is a goal worth aspiring to

Zero waste? C’mon, get real. That’s impossible. There’s always going to be trash. Sheeesh, what planet are you from? Zero waste is a goal. Ending poverty, hunger and war are also goals. Just because we’re not going to … [Read more...]