The Environmental Action Club has a long history of activism, working to bring awareness on environmental issues primarily to the Needham High School Students and the Needham Community. The club is student led, meeting weekly in the morning before school.
Working for a Plastic Bag Ban Bylaw in Needham
Plastic production has exploded since the 1950s. Its successful role in many applications during World War II helped to spark tremendous growth in the ensuing peacetime economy. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, global plastics production surged by 20 times
The Problem with Plastics
In the classic 1967 movie The Graduate, Ben, the main character played by Dustin Hoffman, is chatting at his college graduation party when he is urgently pulled aside by Mr. McGuire, a mid-career family friend. In a hush tone, Mr.
The New Textile Waste Ban: Closing the Loop
Don’t throw out those tattered jeans! As of Nov. 1, 2022, clothing and textiles are no longer allowed to be thrown away in the trash in Massachusetts, as the state moves to drastically reduce its solid waste. Why this textile ban?
Solid Waste Forum Gives Updates on Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
The timing was perfect — a new waste ban for textiles in Massachusetts, a bombshell Greenpeace study casting doubt on plastics recycling, and an engaged audience anxious to get their questions answered. The Nov. 2, 2022 Needham Solid Waste Forum,
Reminder – Needham RTS, Green Needham Host Recycling & Solid Waste Forum
On Wednesday, November 2nd at 7 pm, the Needham RTS and Green Needham will host a Recycling & Solid Waste Forum in the Community Room of the Needham Public Library. There will be multiple presentations by individuals closely connected to this topic,
“Recycle Smart” Website Answers Your Questions About What to Recycle!
Are you recycling “smart” and avoiding the most common recycling mistakes? Not sure? Want to learn more? Then read on… Learning to Recycle correctly is important for several reasons. Adding items to recycle bins that you “hope” or “wish” were
New Food Waste Recycling Program Opens at Needham’s RTS
Our food waste problem Did you know that food waste in the U.S. makes up the largest percentage of our overall solid waste at 22%?1 It’s scary to think of how high that number is, but it also presents
Re-Use-It “Swap Shop” at Needham RTS has reopened
In case you hadn’t heard, the Re-Use-It Swap Shop at Needham RTS has reopened! Yes, you can now drop off reusable items that are in good/usable condition, and/or shop for items that you need/want. This is a great resource for
Additional Changes to procedures at the RTS take effect Saturday, April 4th
The Town of Needham today announced additional changes to procedures for waste & recycling disposal at the RTS, effective Saturday, April 4th. The changes are primarily to how and when residents interact at the RTS. The restrictions on what can