Press

Thursday, August 10, 2017

SalemRecycles hosted a Repair Cafe on August 5, 2017.  See photos at our Facebook page & at CreativeSalem.

Read> SalemRecycles Breathes Life into Broken Treasures

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

The City of Salem has received a Municipal Innovation Award for its “Park Your Butts Here” campaign! Accepting are SalemRecycles members Geri Yuhas and Carol Hautau, tireless advocates for our cigarette butt recycling program.

 

Read> Salem is taking on climate change

Wednesday January 11, 2017

Salem – For coastal cities, it’s a matter of urgency

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Salem Wins TWO MassRecycle Awards MARecycleAward_MayorMARecycleAward_Salem

Congratulations to Mayor Kim Driscoll and the SalemRecycles Committee for winning MassRecycle’s Annual Recycling Awards, recognizing their work with community recycling. MassRecycle is the statewide non-profit organization that focuses on efforts to increase recycling and reduce trash, working toward the goal of sustainable living in Massachusetts.

For her effective leadership driving sustainable initiatives in the City of Salem, Mayor Driscoll received the Public Servant Award. SalemRecycles was given the Municipal Award for their promotion of community recycling to Salem residents and businesses via education and community events encouraging sustainable practices. The awards were presented March 30th at the 2015 R3 Recycling & Organics Conference. Salem residents and businesses should be proud of the citywide efforts to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

“Cigarette waste is one of the most common forms of litter on our streets and sidewalks,” says Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll. “Having these receptacles available should provide us one more tool in our efforts to keep our city clean, while maintaining our commitment to being green and eliminating our overall trash output.”

Read> NationSwell:Preserving the Environment

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Marblehead Bans Plastic bags : The decision was made to ban both plastic bags and Styrofoam, despite a spirited dissent from a large minority. Voters weighed the impact on the town’s health and environment against an aversion for setting bans on residents.

Read> The  Salem News

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Salem – Footprint Power Plant Appeal Dropped; 1 more still outstanding.

Read> The  Salem News

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Salem – Retiring Coal Plants challenged by natural gas, tough regulations.

Read> The Boston Globe

Monday, March 10, 2014

Salem – Footprint power plant hit with new appeal.

Read> The Salem News

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SALEM — Salem power plant hit with new appeal:

Read> The Salem News

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SALEM — Why Recycle? The Salem Recycling Committee weighs in.

Read> Salem Patch

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SALEM — A clean resolution for Salem power plant controversy

Read> Boston Globe

Friday, February 21, 2014

SALEM — New Salem power plant wins final approval

Read> Boston Globe

Saturday, January 25, 2014

SALEM — Move to a natural gas plant can help build bridge to renewable future – SAFE editorial.

Read> Boston Globe

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A decade ago, replacing the aging plant with a far cleaner natural gas facility would have thrilled environmental and public health advocates, who designated Salem Harbor as one of the state’s worst polluters. But now that it’s about to happen, environmental advocates are challenging the state’s approval of a gas-fired power plant for the site after Salem Harbor shuts down in June.

Read> Boston Globe

The SAFE board has studied the proposal and concluded that it is not only good for Salem but a positive step forward for the environment. The proposed gas plant has many features that make it a good transition to a renewable energy future…

Read> SAFE – Plant can be part of Renewable Energy future

Thursday, January 16, 2014

SALEM — Solar meetings to be held in Salem, Swampscott. Come to the Feb 11 event to learn more.

Read> The Salem News

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SALEM – Curbside Composting Pilot Program Kicks Off in April –  The city of Salem announced Monday that it has selected Black Earth Compost LLC to transport curbside composting and also process this kitchen waste…  Black Earth Compost will provide both the collection/transportation and the composting itself, so the City will save money by having no tipping fees and will receive compost in return.

Read> Salem Patch

Sunday, January 12, 2014

SALEM – City improves online payment.

Read> Salem online payment system – The Boston Globe

Thursday, January 2, 2014

SALEM – 300 tons of trash diverted, translates to $20,000 saved.

Read> The Salem News

Thursday, December 12, 2013

SALEM — Salem and Swampscott have been selected for the second round of Solarize Massachusetts, a state program that offers discounts to residents and businesses that install solar panels. …  Come to the Feb 11 event to learn more.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

RecycleBuddys
Local actress, puppet trumpet Salem’s new recycling program.

… If only Captain Planet had been a cardboard puppet. Maybe we would have listened. …

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Textiles Recycle Event

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Curbside Composting Grant

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Community Energy Strategies Forum at SSU
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Friday, March 29, 2013
Mandatory Recycling in Salem – How Would it Work?
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Mandatory recycling floated in Salem
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Recycling committee: Salem and its mayor recognized for recycling efforts
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Salem’s Recycling Committee earns EPA honor
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Saturday, October 11, 2008
First Installment of the Salem Recycles column in the Salem Gazette

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Creation of Recycling Committee
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