Sustainable Broomfield
Zero-Waste

Zero-Waste

 

Zero-Waste Guide for Broomfield Colorado 

 

In Colorado, Eco-Cycle leads the way in Zero-Waste practices. Here are a handful of informative videos about why living zero waste is important and steps to make it happen!

 

 

 

Zero-Waste Video Series

Zero Waste Video Series

Eco-Cycle’s ZERO WASTE VIDEO SERIES is a weekly webcast about recycling, composting, reducing waste, and more! These short and informative video lessons are …

View the list of all 10 videos in the series with this link.

 

The Real Footprint of Our Stuff

Eco-Leader 2.0 Training- The Real Footprint of Our Stuff

We talk a lot about what happens to our materials “downstream,” meaning after we’ve used it. But knowing what’s recyclable or compostable isn’t the full stor…

 

Extended Producer Responsibility

Eco-Leader 2.0 Training: Extended Producer Responsibility

In our Eco-Leader 2.0 Trainings, we talk a lot about systemic change. As consumers, voting with our dollars, breaking free from single-use plastics, and recy…

 

Circular Economy

Eco-Leaders 2.0 Training- Circular Economy: Going Beyond The Bin

Learn more about our Eco-Leader Network and sign up here: http://ecocycle.org/network

 

Microplastics

Eco-Leaders 2.0 Training: Microplastics

This is a recording of an Eco-Leaders 2.0 training all about microplastics that was originally hosted on July 1, 2021. To learn more about Eco-Cycle’s Eco-Le…

 

Visit Eco-Cycle’s YouTube Page and view their entire archive of videos for more great Zero-Waste information! Also, check out their handy Zero Waste Guide and learn more on the Eco-Cycle Website.

 


What about those hard to recycle materials?

 

Have you visited the CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) in Boulder? They can accept items like old mattresses, block styrofoam, electronics, scrap metal, plastic bags, and more! Visit Eco-Cycle’s CHaRM webpage to learn more about this great facility!

 

 

If you don’t want to drive your hard to recycle materials to Boulder, there is now a subscription pick-up service available to residents in the Denver metro area! Check out the Happy Beetle website to sign up.

 

 

 

Another curbside pick-up service for hard to recycle materials is Ridwell. In order to manage their carbon footprint and conserve resources, they come to new areas based on community interest. That said, they need 450 Broomfield residents to express interest in Ridwell. You can get in on the fun by going to get.ridwell.com/broomfield.

 

 

ArtParts Creative Reuse Center is another great place to take items that are still in good condition, but you no longer have use for. Please review their material donation page to see what items they can accept.

 

 

 

For items in decent condition, always consider taking them to a consignment or thrift store instead of throwing them in the trash. Many items in poorer condition may also be recyclable. Check out this list of 21 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Recycle!

 

 

 

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Avoid Food Waste

40% of all food in America is wasted! This is an important area where we can all try to be more sustainable. Check out all the info from Eco-Cycle that discusses the problem and solutions you can take today.

The 5 R’s of Food Waste
Preventing Food Waste Video
Food Waste Slideshow
Food Waste Slideshow Resources