Electronic Waste: New Products, Old Problem

Think back to the number of cell phones you’ve gone through over the last 10 years or so. That’s just a tiny fraction of the electronic waste Vermonters throw out each year. The state has just concluded its first year of an electronics recycling program, and diverted 4.8 million pounds of electronic waste from landfills into a recycling program.

Shumlin Signs Universal Recycling Bill

Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law Thursday morning that creates mandatory recycling and composting requirements to be phased in over the next few years. Waster haulers will eventually be required to collect leaf and yard, as well as food waste.

Product Stewardship: How To Create Less Trash

We tackle the question of what role manufacturers, consumers and government should play in reducing the amount of trash we create when we throw out packaging or old products. Also, a proposed Rail Spur in Middlebury would accommodate the OMYA Corporation’s freight needs. And, celebrating the election of Madeleine Kunin 25 years ago.