Holiday celebrations can produce a lot of trash. Think gift wrapping on Christmas or those plastic Easter eggs or balloons on Valentines Day. The aftermath of the next annual celebration heading to a landfill near you is Halloween. From plastic candy […]
Morning Magazine Podcast – Thursday, October 27, 2022
On today’s Morning Magazine, we’ll get into the weeds about two tax related propositions on this year’s ballot. After that, we’ll look at efforts to reduce and reuse waste during Halloween. Then, Rocky Mountain Community Radio has some tips if […]
Are Boulder Food Businesses Meeting Zero Waste Goals?
After a COVID-related break, Boulder has reinstated a requirement that food businesses report what they’re doing to comply with the city’s Zero Waste ordinance. Restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops and almost all other businesses involved with food are supposed to […]
Morning Magazine Podcast – Tuesday, September 27, 2022
On today’s Morning Magazine, our latest story in the “Follow the Waste” series looks at how food vendors in Boulder fared in this year’s zero waste audit. This Week in Water is taking a break, so we’ll stick with the […]
Morning Magazine Podcast – Thursday, September 8, 2022
In today’s Morning Magazine, we will have our latest report in our Follow the Waste series; this time looking at the massive amount of plastic packaging waste coming from the cannabis industry. Then we will learn how Waters in Southwestern […]
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow; What Happens to Waste Collected from Beauty Salons?
Shampoo bowls at Zinke Hair Salon in Boulder, Colorado. | Credit: Frani Halperin/H2O Media, Ltd. One of the latest trends in the beauty industry is to keep the large volume of waste that salons generate out of landfills. Looking good […]
Morning Magazine Podcast — Monday, July 11, 2022
On today’s Morning Magazine, we’ll have our latest installment in our “Follow the Waste” series. This time, we’ll trace the trail of waste from beauty salons. Then, demonstrators rallied in Boulder on Saturday to show support for reproductive rights that […]
Zero Waste 2022: How Does CU Boulder Handle Its Waste?
CU Boulder is its own jurisdiction within Boulder city limits. The campus has its own police force and its own fleet of garbage trucks. CU Boulder was also an early adopter of Zero Waste principals. So, what happens to the […]