Recycle Utah Blog

Recycle Utah names Carolyn Wawra as new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Recycle Utah has named Carolyn Wawra as the organization’s new Executive Director. Carolyn will join the Recycle Utah team on April 4, after having worked for Vail Resorts for the past seven years. Before being named to this position, Carolyn also served as the Board Secretary for Recycle Utah. “I got involved with Recycle Utah after I graduated from Leadership Park City in 2014 and wanted to volunteer with a nonprofit. Recycle Utah was at the top of my list, as I be

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Gardening Tips for Early Spring

One of the best things you can do to be more sustainable is to grow a vegetable garden. Not only are you getting fresh produce at the peak of it’s ripeness and nutritional density, you are also keeping CO2 out of the atmosphere by eliminating the transportation, packaging and refrigeration required to supply most produce in the grocery store. Here are some steps to get your garden going this month:

Save Resources by Recycling

There are a number of reasons to recycle – not only does it save space in our landfill, it also conserves precious natural resources. Here is what you can conserve by recycling:

  • Paper: Recycling one ton of newspaper saves 17 trees and the amount of energy equal to 100 gallons of gasoline. Making recycled paper uses 30% to 55% less energy than making paper from trees, and also saves about 24,000 gallons of water.
  • Plastics: Recycling one t

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Cutting Down on Plastics

Plastic is everywhere – it’s cheap and easy to use, but comes with a huge cost for the earth. Not only is it made from petroleum, a nonrenewable resource, it can also never biodegrade. That means that every piece of plastic sent to the landfill will stay there forever. Here are some everyday plastics to cut out of your life:

  • Plastic Bags: The average American family takes home 1,500 plastic bags every year. Instead, use a reusable cloth bag each time you visit the g

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Christian Center of Park City Takes Eco-Leap

The Christian Center of Park City (CCPC) joined the Green Business program early on for a reason. This humanitarian resource center, serving all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender in Summit and Wasatch Counties, helps to improve people’s lives by meeting basic needs. CCPC understands how our environment is intertwined with such needs, so they jumped on board early to learn about what more they could do. CCPC is working hard to recycle various materials, including cardboa

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Eat Local with a CSA

With spring on its way, it’s time to sign up for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). CSA members directly support our local Utah farmers by purchasing a share of a farm’s produce for the growing season. In return, you’ll receive a weekly share of seasonal crops. On top of supporting local farmers, you’ll also decrease your carbon footprint. Here are some local CSAs to consider:

Recycle Utah is Very CHaRMing

Most know the basics that are accepted at recycle facilities: cardboard, glass and plastics. What some may not be aware of is that Recycle Utah is a CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials) Facility. In addition to these common recyclables, we also accept a lot of lesser-known items, often considered non-recyclables. Here’s a list of some:

Learning to Pre-cycle

Some of the biggest challenges our environment faces come from the decisions we make as consumers. We often buy based on convenience, and deal with the materials afterward. Challenge yourself and choose to pre-cycle, reducing harmful waste by not purchasing it in the first place, with these tips:

  • Buy products with the least amount of packaging, or preferably no packaging!
  • Rent, borrow, or buy used items when possible, instead of buying new.
  • Choose it

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Gallery MAR is Global and Green

Gallery MAR opened its doors in 2008, with a vision to educate and inspire global art collectors through its diverse array of visual delight. The atmosphere is fresh, the staff are friendly, and the art is elegant and unique. Behind the scenes, however, there is more. Gallery MAR is dedicated to supporting the environment in a variety of ways. This gallery is not only externally exquisite, but also internally committed to their community’s carbon footprint

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