Zero Waste of Time: when recycling is not enough

March 20, 2019

By JULIETTE FRADIN — A few months ago, I, along with my husband and two young kids, embarked on a journey towards zero waste. It all started when I discovered that less than 10 percent of our plastic waste is actually recycled. The rest goes to landfills or is incinerated. I was totally shocked [read more]

Full Bigbelly roll-out way over city budget

November 4, 2015

ALSO: City considers solar-powered waste bin pilot program BY REBECCA BENNETT — The initial cost estimate of the Bigbelly solar-powered trash bins was more than three times the budgeted amount of $30,000, and prohibits the city from doing a full-scale implementation, Hyattsville City [read more]

City considers solar-powered waste bin pilot program

October 26, 2015

BY SAM STERN – A representative from Bigbelly, a solar-based recycling company, presented a preliminary outline for an overhaul of Hyattsville’s waste removal to the Hyattsville City Council on Oct. 19. Bigbelly is an international recycling and garbage company that uses software and solar [read more]

From the Editor: From where I sit

June 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — We’ve all heard the expression, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” I know this well. A blue-and-white ceramic lamp that a neighbor put out for the trash found a home in our living room. I think the expression reflects a deeper reality, though. Two [read more]
Optimized with PageSpeed Ninja