A relatively new zero waste initiative aims to partner with restaurants in Boulder to develop an alternative to take-out trash through durable, reusable, returnable takeout containers. For KGNU’s Follow The Waste series, CU Boulder student Wyatt Brown reports. Listen: (Download […]
Patchwork Regulations Lead to Dismal Returns on Plastics Recycling in the U.S.
(Photo credit: Venkat2336, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons) Look in the garbage in any city or town, and chances are, plastics make up a big part of what is in the waste. Some of that is due to people […]
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 […]
The Cannabis Industry Has a Waste Problem and The Solutions Could Change Packaging Norms Beyond Marijuana
The cannabis industry and its fans have a reputation for being treehuggers and earth lovers. Despite its green image, legal marijuana has a massive waste problem, but the industry’s unique passion for the environment may motivate cannabis businesses to inspire […]
Headlines — June 6, 2022
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Zero Waste 2022: Ask The Recycling Expert (call-in show)
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your household trash and what do to with it. What gets tossed and what can be recycled? News Director Shannon Young hosts a call-in show with recycling expert, Rosie Briggs, EcoCycle’s Community Education […]
Morning Magazine Podcast — Wednesday, May 11, 2022
On today’s Morning Magazine, we’ll take a look at what happens to debris removed from neighborhoods affected by the Marshall Fire. After that, Western Colorado University has launched a project to repurpose discarded solar panels to help refugees charge their […]