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We’ve all seen the pictures of growing landfills and trash-filled oceans… But how do we go from a society that throws away 4.5 lbs a day to one that throws away nothing? That’s what we explore in our recycling + zero waste stories.

Keep Austin Together
Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

Do Something: Help Get Meals To Austinites In Need

About the Org Keep Austin Together is an initiative to provide prepared meals to Travis County residents who have been impacted by COVID-19. Action Box Help distribute meals to Austinites impacted by COVID-19. Click this box to sign up to volunteer. Remember when we told

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[Re]Verse Pitch Winners
Community News + Partner Posts
Austin Resource Recovery

[Re]Verse Pitch Winners Announced

Summary In this guest post, Austin Resource Recovery reveals the winners of the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition, which challenges Austinites to turn “waste” materials into the foundations of new business enterprises. About The Author This post was written by Austin Resource Recovery, our city’s trash, recycling,

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Protect Our Waste Collection Workers
Community News + Partner Posts
Austin Resource Recovery

Protect Our Waste Collection Workers

Summary ARR Director Ken Snipes thanks Austin’s sanitation workers for keeping our city safe and clean and asks the public to help ensure their safety. About The Author Ken Snipes in the Director of Austin Resource Recovery, the city department responsible for residential curbside collection

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Food Staples
Essays
Kourtney Elaine

Sustainability Amidst A Global Pandemic

Summary Kourtney Elaine (Austin Common Visual Designer + Staff Writer) shares her anxiety over changing up her zero waste lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic and wonders what sustainability lessons we can all learn from this crisis. Action Box Help ensure everyone has enough food to

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How To Reduce Waste During The Holidays
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

How to Reduce Waste During The Holidays

Sponsored Post – from Texas Disposal Systems   The holiday season is a great time to spend with loved ones, celebrate, and eat delicious food. It’s also, however, a time when waste can pile up—think, decorations, food waste, and wrapping paper. Americans produce more trash during

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Turkey
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Bring your turkey full circle: recycle your cooking oil

Sponsored Post – from Austin Resource Recovery    Many people deep fry turkeys during the holiday season, leaving behind a lot of used cooking oil. But, what do you do with it afterwards? It can actually be dropped off for recycling!   The City of Austin’s Recycle

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Giving thanks
Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

Giving Thanks Sustainably

Sponsored Post – from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability    As Thanksgiving approaches, menu planning, trips to reconnect with family and friends, and Black Friday shopping lists can be front-of-mind. We propose shifting your perspective to slow down and simplify this year. Since

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Austin Dish Lending Library
Austin Orgs You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

How Austin’s Dish Lending Library Was Born

It started out simply enough. Joanna Tychowski was helping to organize a breakfast event for her Toastmasters group and being environmentally-minded, she wanted to keep it zero waste (aka – no disposable plates or silverware).   But she quickly found it to be more difficult than

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