Ask Our Help Desk: Are bioplastics and biodegradable plastics really better?

Ask Our Help Desk: Are bioplastics and biodegradable plastics really better?
How do you know if the ‘green’ disposable plastic products you buy–marked bioplastic, biodegradable, compostable, or bioplastic–are actually safe for our planet and our health? It’s confusing for well-intentioned people. We’re here to help. Plastic is made of artificially created chemicals “that don’t belong in our world and don’t mix well with nature.” After we… Read more »

Spring Cleaning? 10 Resources to Reuse & Recycle as you Reduce Stuff!

Spring Cleaning? 10 Resources to Reuse & Recycle as you Reduce Stuff!
Are you enjoying the sunshine, and feeling motivated to clean out your garage, shed, or closets? Here are some resources to help you discard unwanted items. Choose the Reuse option when possible. Do you think the items might be useful to someone else? RecycleWhere is an online wizard (a project of StopWaste, SF Environment, and… Read more »

Ask our Help Desk: How do I prepare my soil for gardening?

Ask our Help Desk: How do I prepare my soil for gardening?
Spring must be in the air – we are getting many questions about how to prepare soil for gardening this season. Here’s some commonly asked questions we’ve been fielding, with some online resources to get you pointed in the right direction. Do you have more questions? At the bottom of this post, we list all… Read more »