Greater boston resources
Where can I recycle that?
Not sure which items are recyclable versus destined for the landfill? Check out these resources!
If you live in Cambridge, MA check out their new tool called “Get Rid of it Right”. Just type in what you are trying to dispose of and they will tell you what to do with it. A+ Cambridge!
Terracycle: Company that is working to recycle products that are often not municipally recyclable like action figures, contact lens cases, plastic bottlecaps, books, etc.
Textile Recycling: Baystate Textiles
Shopping ZERO WASTE:
Bostonzerowaste.com: Lots of great resources for where to find zero-waste products locally.
The Wild Minimalist: Zero waste online store.
Make & Mend: Local second-hand arts supplies store at Bow Market in Union Square.
Cambridge Naturals: Family-owned shop for health & wellness products with a great bulk tea & spices section!
Pemberton Farms: Small supermarket in Cambridge with bulk grains and nuts.
Debra’s Natural Gourmet: Great locally-owned bulk-good story in Concord, MA
Cleenland @ the Union Square Farmer’s Market on Saturdays: Bring your own containers to purchase bulk shampoo, conditioner, body wash, laundry detergent and more!
FIGHT FOOD WASTE:
The Daily Table Grocery: This local grocer in Dorchester is committed to providing wholesome and affordable healthy food for all by working with a network of providers (supermarkets, manufacturers, etc) who donate their excess food (that would otherwise be wasted) to the store.
More local low-wasters:
Pforwards - Local low-waste blogger/instagrammer from Boston, MA, @pforwards
Instagram: @unpackedliving - Massachusetts-based Colombiana on her way to plastic-freedom.
Boston Area Gleaners: Volunteer to help harvest surplus produce from farms to prevent food waste and nourish local families.
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