Op-Ed: Earth’s Plastic Problem

Editor’s Note: Mario Serra is the director of sales and marketing for PakTech. This Op-Ed was written and submitted in direct response to an article published in our April issue—“Craft Beer’s Plastic Problem,” by Matt Privratsky. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author. Plastics and plastic packaging are an integral and important … [ Read more]

Green Parties: Minnesota musicians and entrepreneurs reducing their impact one tour at a time

T he sun has set, the band’s last lingering note has faded, and the fans are headed towards the exits. What’s left on the ground? Hopefully, just the sweat and emotions from a long day of outdoor music. That’s the goal of an increasing number of artists, venues, and companies working to reduce the environmental … [ Read more]

Craft Beer’s Plastic Problem

Why six-pack holders are ending up in the trash even if you recycle them Minnesota’s growing craft beer industry not only provides lots of new taprooms to visit, but also more local beer options when you shop at the liquor store. Instead of going to the taproom to fill up a growler, consumers can now … [ Read more]

Spring cleaning? Recycling at Tech Dump impacts more than the environment

Ahh…spring cleaning. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a house and garage cleared of all the junk that accumulated over the past year. But don’t just go crazy filling up the dumpster to prove to the world (and yourself) that you’re not a hoarder—recycling makes a big difference and is easier than you may think. … [ Read more]