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Deck the Halls

‘Tis the season to deck the halls. We encourage you to take a few steps to ensure that the festive spirit fills our hearts but not our landfills.  From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Americans generate over 25% more trash than the rest of the year. That is an additional 1 million tons into the landfill every week, but a few simple steps can change that.

We love the warm glow of holiday lights, but they quickly cause a spike in our energy

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Winter Composting

Rather than ponder on the perplexity of winter composting, think of it as mini ‘sabbatical’ for the organic heap of goodness. It’s true that compost processes slower in cooler months since heat is a key ingredient, but no need to feel discouraged. Spring is around the corner!

Read on for some tips on how to maintain sight of the Black Gold to come, even in the darkest of months…

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Alpine Apothecary Anything but Artificial

    Alpine Apothecary is unique. This locally owned compounding pharmacy and nutrition shop custom designs medications from scratch for pain, allergies, skin, bio-identical hormones and more. Their natural formulas are free from artificial colors, flavors and toxins and are usually vegetarian. Their goal is to aid patients in becoming healthy inside and out! Alpine Apothecary is not only dedicated to human (and animal) care, but also our environment. They consistently seek way

Hot Tubs: Friend or Foe

  With winter season upon us, layers and warm places are met with much delight. But, before you decide to take the hot tub plunge, there are some surprising hidden costs. Hot tubs can use a lot of energy – sometimes up to half of a home’s total energy use! Not to mention the environmental impact and cost of maintenance and installation. But, if you already own a hot tub, don’t worry, there are ways to reduce cost and energy.

The Real Cost of Meat

Studies show that vegetarians have lower blood pressure, rates of hypertension, cancer rates, and tend to have a lower body mass index than meat-eaters. So, why are Americans eating three times the global average of meat every year (89 lbs. of chicken, 54 lbs. of beef)? It’s not because it’s the healthiest diet, but rather, aggressive marketing and mandatory commodity checkoff programs adjudged government speech by the Supreme Court in 2005. Meanwhile, livestock production accounts f

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Green Halloween

Happy Halloween from all of us at Recycle Utah! As you’re getting ready for trick-or-treating and costume parties, try these tips to reduce the waste created by Halloween festivities: 1. Costumes: Instead of buying a new costume, make your own or purchase one from a secondhand store. Many new costumes contain toxic chemicals or are made from plastic. You can also have a costume swap with friends or repurpose items you already have. 2. Décor: Many Halloween decorations are made of plastic o

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Ski Butlers Serves our Mountains

The brainchild of Bryn Carey, Ski Butlers was conceived in 2004 in a garage in Park City. The successful business now has 18 locations, serving over 44 resorts in North America and Europe. This unique ski rental delivery service reserves passion for their customers, partners, and team members, but also for the mountains. Snow and climate change, the ubiquitous connection, have remained in the forefront of every business decision from the beginning for Bryn. Read More

Reduce Food Miles by Buying Local

A “food mile” is the distance food travels from where it is grown to where it is consumed. When we buy food that was grown halfway around the world, pollution increases substantially, which contributes to climate change and unhealthy air quality. Here are some ways to reduce your food miles:

  1. Buy Local: Buying local helps ensure your food isn’t traveling a long distance to get to you, and also helps support our local Utah farmers. Farmer’s markets and CSAs are a grea

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Hazardous Waste Disposal

Garage clean-out time has arrived! Items like paint, fertilizers, and cleaners need to be disposed of properly, which means never putting them in your trash, sink, or toilet. When household hazardous waste (HHW) ends up in the landfill, they can leach into our precious ground water. Here’s what to do with HHW in Summit County:

  1. Take it to the Summit County Three Mile Canyon Landfill in Wanship. Their HHW area is open for free drop-off 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Saturday.
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