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Climate Crisis: Solutions and Resources

by Alissa Oliverson (SWAC Chair), April 2022 Trash Talk Series from Sustainable Klamath, Solid Waste Action Committee (SWAC) Focusing on recycling, eliminating plastic straws, and introducing electric cars is not enough to solve our climate crisis. We need a comprehensive plan to stop contributing new greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere and reverse the legacy load… Continue reading Climate Crisis: Solutions and Resources

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Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2022

by Alissa Oliverson (SWAC Chair) February 2022 Trash Talk series from Sustainable Klamath, Solid Waste Action Committee (SWAC) As we enter 2022 it’s clearer than ever that sustainability is not a fad. In the last five years, over 80% of global consumers have been making more sustainable choices, and one-third of Millennials now say they… Continue reading Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2022

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Recycling Refresher

by Alissa Oliverson (SWAC Chair) January 2022 Trash Talk series from Sustainable Klamath, Solid Waste Action Committee (SWAC) Recycling is a complicated industry, but it doesn’t have to be impossible to understand how to do it in your home. Here in the Basin we can use Waste Management’s infographic and a few tips to keep… Continue reading Recycling Refresher

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5 Resolutions for a More Sustainable 2022

by Alissa Oliverson (SWAC Chair) December 2021 Trash Talk series from Sustainable Klamath, Solid Waste Action Committee (SWAC) It’s that time again, when we look forward to the possibilities of a new year and decide how we will rewrite our lives for the next 365 days. As we consider personal care resolutions like exercising more,… Continue reading 5 Resolutions for a More Sustainable 2022

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‘Tis the Season to be Green

by Alissa Oliverson (SWAC Chair), November 2021 Trash Talk Series from Sustainable Klamath, Solid Waste Action Committee (SWAC) Christmas is just around the corner, so while you prepare for this wonderful time of the year, consider these ways to make merry and bright environmentally friendly, too. The holiday season is traditionally a period of peak… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to be Green

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Tricks and Treats for a Green Halloween

by Alissa Oliverson (SWAC Chair), October 2021 Trash Talk Series from Sustainable Klamath, Solid Waste Action Committee (SWAC) The amount of waste that Halloween can generate is mind-bending: from single-use costumes to plastic candy wrappers, to mass-produced decorations. But instead of focusing on the waste, we can focus on ways to reduce it. It is… Continue reading Tricks and Treats for a Green Halloween

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Single-Use Food For Thought

by Alissa Oliverson (SWAC Chair), September 2021 Trash Talk Series from Sustainable Klamath, Solid Waste Action Committee (SWAC) Single-use tableware isn’t just unappetizing to look at. It is also a less-than-tasty issue that damages ecosystems and pollutes the environment – all at a higher cost than washing dishes. What’s your favorite restaurant in town? You… Continue reading Single-Use Food For Thought

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What Are PFAS?

by Alissa Oliverson (SWAC Chair), August 2021 Trash Talk Series from Sustainable Klamath, Solid Waste Action Committee (SWAC) Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of manmade chemicals that do not break down in the environment or the human body, and they can accumulate over time. The PFAS family of chemicals are known for their… Continue reading What Are PFAS?

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Rent a Tool at the Tool Library

by Alissa Oliverson (SWAC Chair), July 2021 Trash Talk Series from Sustainable Klamath, Solid Waste Action Committee (SWAC) Reducing our consumption includes renting the things we need instead of buying them. Whether you have a one-time project to complete, or don’t have the space to store the tools you need, you can benefit yourself and… Continue reading Rent a Tool at the Tool Library