Seattle Recycling and Green Living News Round-up

It’s important to stay up to date with local news when it comes to recycling and green living! Local policy changes, lawsuits, and investigative studies can impact our lives and environment in a number of ways, unbeknownst to the general public. Keep reading for our new, monthly, local Seattle news coverage! Seattle - especially its businesses - falling short of recycling goals Capitol Hill Seattle Blog This article provides a great overall look at how Seattle’s recycling efforts fared recently, as well as an outlook on new policy changes like Seattle Public Utilities potentially hiking its rates through 2019 on garbage, compost, and recycling for businesses and individuals. These come as a

What is E-Waste and Why Does It Matter?

Electronic waste is commonly referred to as e-waste, and is used to describe electronic products that are unwanted, obsolete, and/or aren’t working properly anymore. This has become a more common problem as technology has continued to innovate at an accelerated pace. Many think that e-waste can be treated similarly to regular waste when it comes to recycling. Unfortunately this isn’t true, and e-waste requires special attention as far as safe recycling or disposal goes. Here’s why: Electronics are much more difficult to dispose of safely Many electronics feature designs that make them difficult to take apart or recycle. This problem is compounded by the fact many electronics contain toxic ma