Tag Archives: Zero Waste Humboldt

Maggie Gainer: ’Tis the season to be incredibly wasteful, but here’s how to change that

This is the time of year that Americans gather to enjoy family and friends, to feast, exchange gifts, and to generate a shameful amount of waste.  We throw away 25 percent more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve — about a million extra tons of garbage each week.  Humboldt’s holiday waste generation

Maggie Gainer: How to talk to your store manager about an uncomfortable subject

With increasing frequency, concerned Humboldt shoppers notify Zero Waste Humboldt about unnecessary plastic packaging and wasteful practices at their grocery stores.  ZWH always asks them what the store manager said when they brought it up. Almost none communicate with their store manager. My guess is that they are always in a rush or not ready

Zero Waste Humboldt battles single-use plastic containers with Refill, Not Landfill

Zero Waste Humboldt HUMBOLDT – Zero Waste Humboldt supporters and partners in the Refill Not Landfill Project gathered around the Wharfinger Building lobby new water bottle refill station to celebrate on the Friday before Earth Day.  This is one of 10 water bottle refill stations that Zero Waste Humboldt (ZWH) awarded to northern Humboldt local

Zero Waste Task Force hears hard-learned lessons about persuasion

Arcata’s Zero Waste Task Force (ZWTF ) meets tonight, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 South G St. Agenda items include waste reduction in Construction & Demolition (C&D) and Economic Development, an HSU Student Capstone Presentation on C&D, staff reports, committee communications and more. Below, a summary of last month’s ZWTF meeting.

Zero Waste Day – an opportunity to ponder resource realities

November 15, Zero Waste Day, falls on Sunday this year. Let’s make this a day of reflection and recommitment to conserve natural resources and reduce waste in our daily actions. In the months immediately following Earth Day 1970, community recycling centers were organized in college towns like Arcata all over the U.S. For historical context,