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We Believe…

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the second month of 2019 and trying to remember what New Year’s resolutions we made this year. There’s still time to re-visit them and maybe make a few others. We’re hoping the younger generation will have greater...

2019 – What’s Ahead

As we head into 2019, M-PASS is keeping an eye on important issues for the recycling industry – including important topics from 2018 which will continue to be in the news and new trends and ideas the industry will be looking at this year. WHAT’S GOING ON...

Stuff!

Many of us have collected so much stuff that a movie was made about it. The Story of Stuff, Annie Leonard’s 2007 online documentary explored our problem with stuff:  we have too much of it, too much of it is toxic and we don’t share it very well.. We live...

Food For Thought

  We first raised the issue of food waste here around the end of June. The article presented a lot of the reasons why, according to a 2016 article in The Atlantic, America leads the way in food waste because “calories are cheap and people are picky.”...

The Clean Plate Club

Remember “The Clean Plate Club”? Turns out it wasn’t just something parents made up to admonish kids about not eating all the food on their plates. Its history goes back to 1917 when Herbert Hoover, America’s first Food Administrator, proclaimed “food will...

Happy Mother’s Day

Many of us may think of Mother’s Day as one of those “Hallmark Holidays” designed to encourage shopping. However, the earliest efforts to establish a day to celebrate mothers started before Hallmark existed. Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be...

Rootin’ for the Earth – Part 2

We thought we might wrap up Earth Day 2018 with a few things that happened this year. Here’s a short list of what we’re reading … The We Are Still In coalition – the 2,700 U.S. organizations who have come together to show the world that we stand by the Paris Climate...

Rootin’ for the Earth

Editor’s Note: We thought you might appreciate a different perspective on Earth Day this year. So we asked Sugarfoot, our new M-PASS contributor, to share her thoughts about the importance of Earth Day 2018. Hi, I’m Sugarfoot. I’m pleased to root up...

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