Author Archives: Jessica Freiberger

Moving? Spring Cleaning? Here’s Where To Recycle Household Goods

Moving or Decluttering?  Don’t Trash It! Spring is finally here in St. Louis and that means it’s prime moving and spring cleaning season!  Have you accumulated items over the years you don’t want/need anymore?  As you come and go from St. Louis and beyond, you can move lighter knowing your items didn’t end up in […]

Give Up Making Waste!

Now is the perfect time to give up making waste! Now is a great time to work towards being a zero-waste household; some folks are celebrating Lent and Earth Month is approaching!  Zero-waste means moving toward eliminating trash and creating a circular economy by minimizing the amount you send to a landfill. The basics: arm […]

Be EverGREEN this Holiday Season!

How to be EverGREEN this Holiday Season! Follow these 7 tips for a more environmentally friendly holiday season! 1. Use LED Lights and Recycle Your Old Lights! LED lights use 80% less energy than incandescent holiday lights.  They’re also more durable and can last up to 10 times longer!  Recycle your old or broken holiday […]

How To Green Your Halloween

Here are some easy tips for making your Halloween more sustainable. Candy: Choose to share candy that is packaged in foil or boxes because those materials can be recycled!  Did you know that an estimated 80,000,000 Hershey’s Kisses are wrapped each day with enough aluminum foil to cover over 50 acres of space — that’s almost 40 football fields!  […]

Take the ‘Plastic Free July’ Challenge Anytime!

Plastic is everywhere.  It’s embedded in our consumer culture.  So going ‘plastic free’ can seem overwhelming.  But the good news is that every time you reduce your plastic usage, it has an impact! Why Go Plastic Free? The amount of plastic produced in a year is roughly the same as the entire weight of humanity: […]

Compost for Earth Month!

Tips & Facts Did you know the leading cause of landfill pollution is methane gas from food decomposition?  Composting reduces those methane emissions. About 30% (by weight) of St. Louis City’s residential trash is food and yard waste. (Most recent MO Waste Composition Study) Composting reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and encourages the production […]