PROVIDENCE — The meeting’s first speaker, a representative of the plastics industry, knew exactly where to place the blame: on foreigners and on alternatives to petroleum products.
NEWPORT, R.I. — A new partnership, funded by a $300,000 grant, will bring together the existing composting efforts of Rhodeside Revival, Aquidneck Community Table, and The Compost Plant.
PROVIDENCE — A recent conference at Rhode Island College addressed ways to stop wasting food resources.
Today’s composting toilets are not the equivalent of a port-a-potty stashed away in the basement.
FREETOWN, Mass. — Stop & Shop is working toward becoming a zero-waste supermarket chain and much of that waste reduction happens at its mammoth central distribution warehouse north of Fall River.
To help cities and towns throughout Massachusetts increase the quality of their residential recycling stream, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is offering municipalities an IQ test kit.
When most people toss something into their recycling bin, chances are, they don't consider the murky and complex market forces at work that dictate where that item will go and what it's worth after it's picked up at the curb.
PROVIDENCE — The City Council has taken a step closer to enacting a bag ban after a subcommittee recently endorsed the proposal.
It only took three years for New York City, with a population of 8.5 million, to launch a comprehensive composting program for homes, businesses, and schools.
Rhode Island, however, is the only New England state without a municipal food-scrap collection program.
This report is a look at the waste-diversion practices at nine Rhode Island institutions. It focuses on the strategies and approaches that colleges and universities have found most helpful in reducing waste.
JOHNSTON, R.I. — Rhode Island’s first commercial-scale anaerobic digester still isn’t ready, but company officials say it's getting closer to completion. And when it’s operational, New England's largest digester may be a test case for similar facilities in neighboring states with food-diversion laws.
The disposal of syringes, bandages, sharps containers, dialyzers and other potentially infectious material known as medical waste is expensive, risky and a major source of pollution.
JOHNSTON, R.I. — It's been considered a political third rail for years, but on July 1, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, the operator of the state's Central Landfill, will be raising tipping fees for the first time since 1992.