Ask Eartha: Dealing with Holiday Waste

Dear Eartha, Every year around the holidays, I consider getting rid of my old lights that don’t work anymore. Do I have any options in Summit County? What about the dying tree dropping needles all over my floor?  The holidays have come and gone, and you might be wondering what to do with all the […]

Ask Eartha: America Recycles Day

Dear Eartha, I just moved here for the season and my condo doesn’t have recycling. What’s up with that? Is there anything I can do with my recyclables? Kudos to you for caring about your new home and community! Also, great timing. Today is America Recycles Day. November 15 marks the day that the Environmental […]

Ask Eartha: Sustainable Halloween Tips

Dear Eartha, My Halloween pumpkin is a drooping mess. Is pumpkin composting available this year? This is the time of year when Halloween pumpkins turn really spooky. Oozing, collapsing and growing all manner of fungi. And yes, you CAN compost the moldy mess for free, now through Nov. 14 at the Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne recycling […]

ASK EARTHA: How To Waste Less Food

Dear Eartha, I was gifted some reusable produce bags, which are great for grocery shopping. But when I put my veggies in the fridge, none of it stays fresh. I like the idea of using less plastic, but it’s not working for me. Any tips?  Reusable produce bags are an increasingly popular way to reduce plastic […]

ASK EARTHA: Local Plastic Bag Bans Are in Effect

Dear Eartha, I keep hearing about this plastic bag ban. How will this impact the businesses I frequent and myself personally?  If you’ve shopped at the City Market in Dillon over the past few weeks, you might have noticed something missing at the checkout: plastic bags! If you haven’t heard about it yet, here’s the scoop: […]

ASK EARTHA: A Solution for Plastic Pollution

Dear Eartha, it seems impossible to not buy products covered in plastic packaging. It’s so frustrating because most of it is not recyclable. Is there a way out of this mess? Yes, plastic is everywhere. And it’s getting worse. As renewable energy gains momentum – decreasing the demand for fuel – the oil and gas industry […]

ASK EARTHA: Plastic Bag Ban

Dear Eartha, I heard that plastic bags might get banned in Colorado. Is that true? What’s the timeline?  Earlier this winter, the Dillon Town Council opted to ban plastic bags and foam takeout containers starting in August of 2021. Breckenridge and Frisco will ban single-use plastic bags starting in September. Additionally, state legislators introduced a bill […]