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SOPEC Takes the Zero Waste Pledge

The Sustainable Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC) is the latest organization to take Rural Action’s Zero Waste Pledge.

Since 2014, it has been SOPEC’s ... Read More

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Recycling Effort Diverts 7 Tons of Material From Landfill During OhioHealth Office Move

Athens, OH — Thanks to a joint effort by OhioHealth, Rural Action, Goodwill Industries, and Ohio University’s Campus Recycling, 7 tons of material that might ... Read More

Upcoming Recycling Events

Here’s a list of upcoming recycling events, including several that will accept difficult-to-recycle materials (CHaRMs) and medical supplies. Details change and more are being added ... Read More

Maria Bonner is Zero Waste Program Manager

Maria Bonner joined Rural Action in 2021 as the Zero Waste Program Manager. She was first introduced to the world of zero waste ... Read More

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Learn About Backyard Composting in DIY Composting Class

Join Appalachian Ohio Zero Waste Initiative and Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers’ compost facility for a free class on the benefits, effectiveness, and joy of backyard composting! ... Read More

A Zero Waste Weekend …

How did you spend your weekend? Rural Action’s Zero Waste team was busy, stopping Friday at The Neighborhood in Ashland, KY, where they delivered a ... Read More

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Athens Collection Event Upcycles Medical Supplies

Volunteers were at the Athens Community Center on Saturday to receive donations for the Medical Supplies Collection Event. A total of 45 cars stopped by ... Read More

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Sustainability Nominations Close Sunday, April 11

There’s still time to submit nominations for Rural Action’s 2021 Sustainability Awards. We are accepting nominations for the following categories:

Rural Action Volunteer (Individuals) Youth (Individuals K-12) Sustainable ... Read More

StewMac Takes the Zero Waste Pledge

StewMac in Athens is the latest business to take Rural Action’s Zero Waste Pledge.

StewMac is a one-stop shop that features tools ... Read More

Hard-to-Recycle Items Can Be Dropped Off in Marietta on April 10

Marietta, Ohio — Do you have an old mattress or rechargeable batteries lying around waiting to be recycled? Now is your chance. Marietta Area Recycling ... Read More

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