To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.



  • Establishing stronger, consensus based goals for recycling in Virginia
  • Building stronger markets for recycled materials in Virginia
  • Expanding and improving recycling in schools.
  • Establishing more “on the go” recycling options at special events and public venues
Does Anyone Really USE Yellow Pages Anymore?

650,000 tons of phone books are distributed to America’s 100+ million households. Only 117,000 tons of Yellow Pages are recycled each year.

I wanna be in pictures! Confessions of a bag.

You’ve seen me on this website ( and on buttons, ads and magnets. I’m the free plastic bag with enough chutzpah to tell you: “Don’t treat me like trash” and “Gimme a second chance.” Now for my next act: I wanna be in pictures.

How to Recycle Your Clothes

I stumbled upon this awesome step-by-step guide to recycling your clothes. I just had to share…

Recycling is Real in Fairfax County

Major props to our friends in Fairfax County! Recycling is real in Fairfax County!

No recycling for RVA BIZ, but at least there’s VCU!

It’s hard to believe that in 2011, in the Commonwealth’s capitol, we don’t have recycling at our office. I could even understand this more if, say, our offices were in the outer reaches of Mechanicsville or Hanover….but we’re on MAIN St…

Best Buy Launches “Buy Back Program.”

The Buy Back program encourages repeat business because consumers who bring back gear that they no longer want are paid with a Best Buy gift card. Smart….for everyone.

A little love in 2011?

Estimates suggest that up to 90% of the contents of our bins could actually be reused or recycled. What could you reuse? What could you recycle? On average, American’s throw away about 3.5 pounds of trash each day! Yikes.