The Waste Word Blog

  • February 19, 2021

    South Jersey’s Wharton State Forest is home to a unique bridge constructed from a renewable resource—thermoplastics. A team of Rutgers University researchers developed a unique formula to transform discarded plastic bottles and foam containers into a strong and durable construction material. This 100% recycled plastic material is lighter than wood or concrete and is projected to far outlast traditional construction materials.

    Wharton Bridge 1

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    December 18, 2020

    What began as a COVID-safe activity to celebrate her birthday and pay-it-forward to the community, Kathy Ford and her husband Chuck, performed a roadside cleanup in their community of Egg Harbor Township. Little did they know it would turn into a weekly activity and what they now call the “The Ford Beautification Project.”

    Ford Beautification Project 1

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    December 11, 2020

    Have a holly, jolly and green holiday this year!

    Extra mail packaging, gift-giving and food consumption are some of the ways that waste piles up during the holiday season. We have compiled a list of items commonly disposed of during the holidays to help you decide if an item is recyclable or not.

    Holiday Recycling Guide 1

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