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2019 – What’s Ahead

2019 – What’s Ahead

What's Going On With..... 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....
Stuff!

Stuff!

'Tis the season to REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, REPAIR, REPURPOSE, REGIFT 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...
Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Food Loss, Food Waste   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...
The Clean Plate Club

The Clean Plate Club

The Clean Plate Club Let's Talk About Food Waste 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...
Break Out the Red, White & Blue (Tablecloths)

Break Out the Red, White & Blue (Tablecloths)

Break Out the Red, White & Blue (Tablecloths) During the snow days, we were probably dreaming about summertime. And finally, Memorial Day – first official day of summer – is almost here. No matter how you observe Memorial Day – marching in a parade, visiting...
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day Happy Mother Nature’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...