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2018 Summit for Recycling

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December 19, 2017
Pharmacy-Based Drug Take-Back: Fact and Fiction

January 4, 2018
Solar Panel Stewardship: The Future is Now

January 18, 2018
CAFR Colorado Springs Chapter Quarterly Meeting

January 22, 2018
Compost 2018

January 25, 2018
Wild and Scenic Film Festival

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Legislative Updates

In the News: Colorado Springs chosen for pilot recycling program

In August, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment adopted its first statewide recycling goals, aiming to match the national average by 2026 and reach 45 percent diversion by 2036. Johnson and her team want to reach higher, though, starting with Colorado Springs. The Colorado Association for Recycling chose Colorado Springs for its pilot recycling agenda in early November.

Is policy important to you and your organization? CAFR members are invited to attend the Policy Committee Retreat July 19

The retreat is an important event for CAFR as it helps to set the tone for the year’s policy activities. This year’s event is especially meaningful because the input gathered during the meeting will feed directly into CAFR’s 2018–2020 Strategic Plan.

HB17-1275 Increase Solid Waste Diversion

05/01/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

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Welcome to the Colorado Association for Recycling

You are a part of our special mission: to take action that turns ever greater amounts of waste into marketable resources. Without you, our mission to advance infrastructure, end markets, and state and local policies in waste reduction, recovery, and diversion would not be successful.

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CAFR Recycling News

In the News: Colorado Springs chosen for pilot recycling program

In August, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment adopted its first statewide recycling goals, aiming to match the national average by 2026 and reach 45 percent diversion by 2036. Johnson and her team want to reach higher, though, starting with Colorado Springs. The Colorado Association for Recycling chose Colorado Springs for its pilot recycling agenda in early November.

Thank you Colorado Gives Day donors

Our sincere thanks to the individuals who contributed to the Colorado Association for Recycling for Colorado Gives Day. We are continually humbled and inspired by everyone's generosity.

Support recycling across our state this Colorado Gives Day

CAFR helps recycling programs and businesses get started and grow across Colorado. Our members come from 65 cities and more than 30 Colorado counties, increasing the likelihood that you can recycle where you walk, hike, live, work and visit.

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Colorado - We Can Do Better

Did you know that the recycling rate in Colorado is only 11% compared to 34% in the rest of the country?

CAFR created this video to showcase the recycling challenges and successes in Colorado. Watch it and be inspired to improve Colorado’s recycling efforts! And help us get the word out by sharing the video with a friend.

 

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