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CAFR weighs in on CDPHE’s statewide solid waste plan

On behalf of CAFR members, the Board of Directors urged CDPHE to prioritize and promote programs, policies, and planning that favor material reuse, recycling, and composting, over those that result in valuable commodities being buried in a landfill.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.

Can carton recycling work in rural communities?

Recycling in Colorado’s 47 rural counties can be challenging. Resources are stretched thin, and distance barriers lead to expensive and often inefficient transportation costs. Adding new items like milk and juice cartons to the recycling mix may seem unattainable. The hub-and-spoke model has proven to be an effective solution.

This entry was posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016.

Who is your recycling hero? Nominate them for an award – Deadline extended to April 8

CAFR’s annual Recycling Awards recognize governmental entities, individuals, companies, media and organizations for their excellence in recycling or promotion of recycling. The 2016 awards will be presented at the 27th annual CAFR Summit for Recycling conference in Grand Junction, Colorado, June 12-14, 2016. Nominate your hero today!

This entry was posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016.

HB16-1004 Measurable Goals Deadlines CO Climate Action Plan

03/30/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016.

CAFR announces new executive director

Cara Russell will fill this full-time position effective April 11, 2016. Russell has extensive non-profit management experience, most recently serving as the executive director of the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016.

It’s more convenient than ever to recycle paint in Colorado

PaintCare has set up 141 drop-off sites since the start of the Paint Stewardship Program in July 2015. Most sites are located at paint retailers (paint and hardware stores) that have volunteered to take back paint, and recycling is available to any household and business in Colorado.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016.

Gallegos Sanitation tackles food waste in Poudre School District

Currently, 10 schools are participating in the effort to produce a waste stream that is comprised solely of food and napkins and collected in 65-gallon carts.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2016.

A reminder to recycle right

You think nothing of it when you throw a paper coffee cup into the recycling bin and pat yourself on the back for doing what’s right. But what is intended to be a thoughtful action turns into recycling gone all wrong. You can’t recycle paper coffee cups.

This entry was posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016.

New food-grade plastic processing facility makes headway

A year after being awarded funding from a CDPHE RREO grant, Recycle Projects has made a new plastic sorting technology available to enhance local recycling markets.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016.

CU students help Green Girl Recycling tackle Boulder’s Zero Waste Ordinance

On June 16, 2015, the Boulder City Council unanimously approved the Universal Zero Waste Ordinance, which mandates stricter diversion measures for every private residence, business, nonprofit, school and local government institutions.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016.

Grants help expand EPS recycling to curbside

The Foam Recycling Coalition, in association with the EPS Industry Alliance, announced a new grant program to help businesses in the recycling industry increase their capacity to accept post-consumer EPS foam products.The grants support entities that manage residential curbside and drop-off recycling programs.

This entry was posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016.

CDPHE seeks input on statewide Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan

The State wants your input for its Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan. As part of the work, eight half-day stakeholder meetings are being conducted around the state; a preliminary schedule is available, RSVP is required.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.

Recyclers meet with senators and representatives during CAFR’s Lobby Day and Legislative Reception

Wearing green “I Recycle” stickers, recyclers and legislators alike discussed the economic and environmental benefits of recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing to the State of Colorado.

This entry was posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016.

CDPHE seeking new members for the RREO program’s advisory committee

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is currently seeking applicants who have experience working in Colorado’s recycling, composting, and/or reuse industries to fill four vacant seats on the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board Assistance Committee.

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2016.

Calling all colleges and universities for RecycleMania 2016

The 2016 RecycleMania Tournament is right around the corner, and the Colorado Association for Recycling encourages all colleges and universities in Colorado to get involved.

This entry was posted on Monday, December 28th, 2015.

Check out our new video!

Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to improve our community, conserve natural resources, and create green jobs. Together we can make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Click on the video to see original artwork created by the winners of CAFR’s 2015 recycling poster contest. Embed the video on your websites or social media to spread the word about recycling.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015.

Call for Abstracts: 2016 Summit for Recycling – Deadline Extended to December 11

The recycling industry is facing very different circumstances to those of ten or even five years ago. CAFR invites you to submit an abstract for a session at the 2016 Summit for Recycling conference that concentrates on how we can adjust our business models and operations to a world that will be increasingly dominated by the principles of materials management.

This entry was posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015.

EPA releases new Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan

Assistant Administrator of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Mathy Stanislaus, noted that “The life-cycle based decision-making and systems-based approaches of Sustainable Materials Management reflected in this strategic plan offer far greater opportunities for addressing the complex environmental issues we face today than traditional resource, waste and chemicals management approaches.”

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015.

CAFR Tour: Mattress recycling at Spring Back Colorado – November 19

CAFR members are invited to join the CAFR Board of Directors and staff in Denver for a tour of mattress recycling at Spring Back Colorado. Spring Back Colorado, a nonprofit organization, provides mattress retailers, refuse collectors, governments, universities, hotel liquidators and the general public the opportunity to properly dispose of their post-consumer mattresses and box springs.
RSVP required.

This entry was posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015.

“I Will Recycle” Sweepstakes: October 15 – November 20, 2015

Win one of four Apple Certified Refurbished iPad mini3s by posting a photo of yourself recycling with the hashtag #IWillRecycle and #Sweepstakes on Twitter or Instagram.

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015.

CAFR joins Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

CAFR helping to drive $10 trillion in sustainability innovation.

This entry was posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015.

CDPHE report highlights measurable progress, regulatory changes and innovative solutions

The report cites notable waste diversion accomplishments from the past year and features infographics with statistics from each program within the division.

This entry was posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015.

America Recycles Day registration is open

It’s not too soon to start planning — and to register — for America Recycles Day. November 15 is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Together we can make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.

 

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

Funding available for regional planning studies that examine waste diversion

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is now accepting proposals for regional planning studies that examine how existing waste diversion activities in a defined region can be better coordinated with the intent to maximize waste diversion in the future.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015.

Recycling rebates available for free public recycling drop-off sites – Deadline August 31

This rebate is available to financially assist entities that operate free public recycling drop-off sites.

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015.

Consumer-generated videos bring fresh ideas to increase participation in recycling

What do a myth-busting 4-year old, a bathroom in which personal care products come to life, a talking pizza box and three teenagers with a Ouija board have in common? They are among the fresh ideas submitted by consumers to help increase awareness of and participation in recycling across America.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015.

U.S. Conference of Mayors adopts resolution in support of municipal zero waste principles

The resolution calls on federal and state governments to recognize the rights of cities to enact ordinances to reduce waste in their local communities.

This entry was posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015.

Colorado’s Architectural Paint Stewardship Program goes into effect July 1

The intent of the program is to significantly increase the number of postconsumer paint collection sites and recycling opportunities for households, businesses and other generators of postconsumer architectural paint in Colorado.

This entry was posted on Monday, June 29th, 2015.

Westword: Most Colorado glass doesn’t get recycled, but that’s starting to change

More communities are beginning to recognize that glass in the single-stream is problematic. Two companies recently received grants from the state to try and improve the way glass gets recycled.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015.

Supreme Court decides not to hear PhRMA Case v. Alameda County

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a case brought by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and two other industry trade groups, which challenged the constitutionality of Alameda County, California’s drug disposal law.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015.

Student artwork shows recycling is part of the Colorado scene

Congratulations to the student winners of CAFR’s statewide recycling poster contest! The contest allowed students to showcase their artistic talent as well as their commitment to recycling. More than 27 schools participated, and 12 winners were selected from more than 200 entries.

 

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015.

SB15-076 Dispose Cathode Ray Tubes At Hazardous Waste Sites

04/30/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015.

HB15-1386 Align Recycling & Machine Tool Tax Exemptions

CAFR Active Support
05/05/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015.

Colorado College takes top spot in “Food Service Oganics” division of RecycleMania

4.5 million students recycle and compost 80.1 million pounds in the 2015 RecycleMania tournament.

This entry was posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015.

Help us meet our fundraising goal

We are at 78% of our fundraising goal for the 2015 Summit for Recycling. Help us ‘close the loop’ by contributing to the $13,550 still needed. Every dollar helps. Can you sponsor the Summit?

Each year the Summit provides world-class educational sessions and networking for more than 270 attendees, brings together industry leaders to help move recycling forward in Colorado, and offers scholarships to select Colorado university students to attend, mentoring future recycling professionals. Sponsor now.

This entry was posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015.

HB15-1206 Sales & Use Tax Refund For Recycling Equipment

03/18/2015 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2015.

SB15-083 Certain Private Org Subject To CORA Requirements

02/04/2015 Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015.

Recycling a boon to Colorado’s economy, study shows

This study reveals that investing in infrastructure that helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills is a win-win situation for the economy and the environment.

This entry was posted on Friday, January 16th, 2015.

Funding Opportunity for Waste Diversion Projects

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is now accepting grant applications for projects that promote economic development through the productive management of recyclable materials that would otherwise be treated as discards. Deadline for applications is March 3, 2015.

This entry was posted on Friday, January 2nd, 2015.

Colorado Paint Stewardship Program

PaintCare Inc., a non-profit organization established by the American Coatings Association, will develop and submit a Program Plan, with input from stakeholders, for approval to the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment before the end of the year.
 

This entry was posted on Sunday, September 14th, 2014.

Are you looking for a fun and creative way to increase school recycling participation in your community?

Keep America Beautiful’s, fourth annual, “Recycle-Bowl,” is a nationwide recycling competition for elementary, middle and high-school students.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014.

CDPHE releases report evaluating recycling, composting and pyrolysis

The report evaluates the potential impacts and roles that recycling, composting and pyrolysis may have on increasing the economic and environmental sustainability of managing Colorado’s waste-related resources.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014.

CAFR Strategic Planning Survey

CAFR’s Strategic Planning Committee is conducting a member survey to identify your thoughts on where we put our resources now and how that might be improved in the future.

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 21st, 2014.

HB14-1352 Update Waste Tire Management System

06/06/2014 Governor Signed

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

SB14-029 Architectural Paint Stewardship Program

06/06/2014 Governor Signed
CAFR Active Support

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

HB14-1207 CDPHE Household Medication Take-back Program

05/21/2014 Governor Signed

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014.

Congratulations to the student winners of CAFR’s statewide recycling poster contest

Winners will be recognized at a brief award ceremony June 8, 3:00pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton (1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) in Colorado Springs. The ceremony is part of the Recycled Art Market. The art market is free and open to the public from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

This entry was posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014.

HB14-1159 Biogas System Components Sales & Use Tax Exemption

05/17/2014 Governor Signed

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 18th, 2014.

SB14-179 Flood Debris Cleanup Grants

05/17/2014 Governor Signed

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 18th, 2014.

SB14-063 Mandatory Review Of State Agency Rules

03/27/2014 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014.

Paint Stewardship – Tax, User Fee or a program whose time has come?

What is the difference between a tax and a user fee? A tax is an amount of money levied by a government on its citizens and used to run the government. A user fee is a fee charged for the use of a product or service.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014.

HB14-1226 Local Government Authority To Regulate Plastics

02/13/2014 House Committee on Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014.

CAFR talks to Colorado Public Radio about the Paint Stewardship Bill

Colorado has a unique opportunity to enact paint stewardship legislation in partnership with the paint industry. Listen to CAFR Executive Director Marjorie Griek talk about HB14-029, the Architectural Paint Stewardship Bill.

This entry was posted on Monday, February 3rd, 2014.

Recycling in the News: Colorado lawmakers will be asked to recycle that paint in the basement

Colorado lawmaker won’t be asked to watch paint dry, but they will see a bill to reycle those old paint cans in the basement. The Colorado Association for Recycling and the industry are working on a bill to create an industry-based paint recycling program.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014.

Executive Recycling company and executives sentenced for fraud and international environmental crimes

The owner and chief executive officer of Executive Recycling were sentenced today for their roles in a fraudulent scheme related to the disposal and exportation of electronic waste to foreign countries.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013.

EPA publishes 2011 Municipal Solid Waste Report

According to the EPA, on average in 2011, Americans generated 4.40 pounds of trash per person per day, and only recycled and composted 1.53 pounds of it.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013.

CDPHE E-Waste Materials Now Available in Spanish

Outreach materials for the electronic waste ban are now offered in Spanish and available online.

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 8th, 2013.

SJR13-038 Increase Recycling Composting Pyrolysis

05/08/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013.

Recycling in the News: Creede recyclers to receive awards

The Keystone Resort and Conference Center will host the Colorado Association for Recycling’s (CAFR) annual recycling summit. Attending the conference will be local recycling professionals from Recycle-Creede. Bill Burch and Tina Miani will be accepting awards as Volunteer(s) of the Year

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 18th, 2013.

SB13-252 Renewable Energy Standard Retail Wholesale Methane

05/10/2013:43 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 11th, 2013.

Student Winners of Recycling Poster Contest Announced

One of this year’s contest themes was “Plug In to E-cycling” in recognition of the new Colorado law that takes effect this summer.

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2013.

SB13-050 Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Fund

CAFR Active Support
05/08/2013 Sent to the Governor

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2013.

CAFR Announces “You Make Recycling Work” Video Contest Winner

As the winner of the first-ever “You Make Recycling Work” Video Contest, E-Waste Recyclers of Colorado will be sending one person to attend this year’s Summit for Recycling for free!

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 5th, 2013.

Official E-Waste Website and Materials: Electronic Recycling Jobs Act

The website hosts toolkits for anyone needing to communicate with consumers or the regulated community about the new law.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013.

SB13-115 Waste Tire Fee Administration Cash Fund

03/08/2013 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Saturday, March 9th, 2013.

SB13-057 Indep Review Of Solid Wastes Disposal Site App

02/12/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013.

HB13-1093 Bidding For Local Government Procurement Contracts

02/06/2013 House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013.

New electronics law takes effect in 2013

Electronic devices banned from landfills; responsible recycling by state agencies required.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013.

Recycling: Something On Which We Can All Agree

While there is much disagreement on how to boost our economy, something we can all agree on to create green jobs, reduce landfills and litter, and protect our natural resources is recycling.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Closure of Arizona paper mill leaves Colorado recyclers scrambling

One of the largest buyers of waste paper in the Rocky Mountain region is closing its doors.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012.

NRC and RONA announce that the two organizations will join together

Leaders of both the National Recycling Coalition (NCR) and the Recycling Organizations of North America (RONA) are pleased to announce today that the two organizations will join together.  A letter of agreement between the two organizations will outline the necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012.

Colorado’s trash is China’s treasure, with scrap shipped overseas

Drop that plastic cup or cardboard box into the recycling bin, and there’s a good chance it might find its way to China.

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012.

Alamosa supports electronic recycling

Local residents with developmental disabilities will soon have more job opportunities and San Luis Valley residents will soon have somewhere to recycle electronics.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012.

HB12-1045 Spruce Beetle Kill Wood Products Tax Exemption

05/21/2012 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012.

SB12-133 Recycle Electronic Devices Divert From Landfills

04/20/2012 Governor Action – Signed
CAFR Active Support

This entry was posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012.

HB12-1351 Recycled Energy Includes Gas Derived From Waste

05/09/2012 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 05/10/2012 (Defeated)

This entry was posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012.

HB12-1034 Waste Tire Processor End User Fund

05/09/2012 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Gov. signs e-waste ban law

Just in time for the observance of Earth Day this weekend, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law Friday that bans disposal of electronic equipment in landfills and requires the state of Colorado to dispose of its e-waste through certified recyclers.

This entry was posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Governor signs law that makes tossing TVs, computers, music players into the landfill illegal

That waste includes televisions, desk computers, laptops, disc players and other items. Cell phones are not included — under the reasoning that recycling programs already address the problem of cell phones.

This entry was posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012.

SB12-077 Repeal Regulation Of Yellow Grease By CDPHE

04/06/2012 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Saturday, April 7th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Mandatory electronics recycling coming?

Techies might be camped out in line for new iPads this week, but one day the popular tablet computers will be obsolete, and people will be tempted to throw them in the trash.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Colo. Senate passes e-waste landfill ban

The Colorado Senate passed a bill that would ban electronics from being placed in solid waste landfills starting July 1, 2013.

This entry was posted on Friday, March 2nd, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Colorado lawmakers promote Electronic Recycling Bill

Henry Renteria-Vigil, once a welfare recipient, found his riches in the wastelands of Colorado’s landfills.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Colorado lawmakers promote electronics recycling to create jobs, protect environment

The state Senate passed the Electronic Recycling Jobs Act on Wednesday by a vote of 28-6.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Keeping ‘e-waste’ out of Colorado landfills

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers wants to ban certain types of electronic devices from landfills, a measure to promote recycling of old electronics.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Bipartisan Electronic Recycling Jobs Act Passes Senate Committee

Today, the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee approved theElectronic Recycling Jobs Act, sponsored by Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) to create new jobs in the recycling industry.

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Fix for Colorado’s waste-tire program rolls forward

A bill that would shut a loophole in a state program designed to encourage recycling of used tires — but instead paid companies to dump them — made it through a key legislative subcommittee Wednesday.

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Colorado offers grants for rural recycling

Projects that expand on recycling efforts in rural areas will be the focus of grants in Colorado, the Department of Public Health and Environment announced.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Push begins for recycling of ‘e-waste’

As people enjoy playing with all of the new electronic gadgets they received this holiday season, recycling advocates are urging them to not just throw away their old ones.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011.

Recycling in the News: Public urged to recycle old electronics

People across the country opened big ticket electronic items this morning for Christmas. Once the boxes are opened and wrapping paper thrown away, gift recipients are left asking: now what?

This entry was posted on Sunday, December 25th, 2011.

Recycling in the News: Recyclers hope to ban electronics from landfills

Electronic devices, flat screen TVs, computers, phones and games, are popular gifts but for a lot of people who already have older models, it raises a question about what to do with the items being replaced.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011.

CAFR announces 2021 solid waste goals for Colorado

CAFR will strive to meet the following 10-year goals for Colorado through our programs, education and leadership: Reduce individual waste disposal to 3.5 pounds/person-day and increase diversion to 66% by weight.

This entry was posted on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011.

U.S. Senate approves resolution in support of recycling

The resolution that expresses support for improvement in the collection, processing and use of recyclable materials throughout the United States.

This entry was posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011.

New report shows that increasing recycling will create nearly 1.5 million jobs, reduce pollution

Colorado groups push for recycling electronics to stimulate economy and improve public health.

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2011.

State recyclers talk zero waste at Red Rocks

More than 120 recycling professionals gathered to learn about the best practices, challenges and lessons learned when it comes to implementing zero waste at public venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011.

CAFR endorses U.S. senate resolution in support of recycling

U.S. Senate Resolution 251 expresses support for the improvement of collection, processing and consumption of recyclable materials throughout the United States.

This entry was posted on Friday, August 5th, 2011.

Colorado recyclers recognized for excellence

Recycling professionals and individuals dedicated to recycling from across Colorado recognized the outstanding achievements of their peers at the 2011 Colorado Summit for Recycling, Colorado’s 22nd annual statewide recycling conference.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011.

Winners of the statewide recycling poster contest announced

The contest allowed students to showcase their artistic talent as well as their commitment to the environment. Forty schools from across Colorado participated.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011.

Recycling in the News: I-News e-waste reporting has impact

With input from the Colorado Association for Recycling, Senator Gail Schwartz introduced legislation April 29 that would require large recyclers and processors to be certified by the state public health department or national programs like e-Stewards and R2.

This entry was posted on Monday, May 9th, 2011.

Recycling in the News: Unrecycled new light bulbs release mercury into the environment

The nation’s accelerating shift from incandescent lighting to a new generation of energy-efficient bulbs is raising an environmental concern: the release of tons of mercury every year.

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2011.