Most Common Excuses People Use to Avoid Recycling

The Environmental Protection Agency has encouraged people in the U.S. to recycle for decades. But, there are still some people who have failed to jump on board with this movement. Full article here.


From Garbage to Gardens: Composting Gains Steam

Americans composted nearly two million tons of food, and food-composting collection programs reached more than 2.8 million households in 2014, according to a November 2016 EPA report. However, the agency estimates that Americans produced more than 38 million tons of food waste in 2014. Full article here.


Faced with High Contamination Costs, More Cities are Inspecting Recycling Carts

With recycling contamination on the rise, more cities are making the choice to dig into bins and tell residents what they’re doing wrong. Facing an estimated $5-6 million in annual contamination costs, Toronto recently launched a six-month pilot program that involves temporary staff inspecting carts and tagging any that have too many unacceptable items. Full … Continued


Glass Recycling Coalition Announces New Tool

The Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) has released an online decision-making tool aimed at helping recycling program managers evaluate how to optimize glass recycling. Developed with the help of GRC members and guidance from the GRC’s Government Advisory Council, the tool is equipped with best practices, interactive data, contract considerations and more. Full article here.


The World’s First Mall for Recycled Goods

ReTuna Återbruksgalleria is a mall dedicated entirely to repaired and upcycled goods. It combines a traditional municipal recycling centre with a shopping centre, so that people can drop off goods that they no longer need, and then browse for something new – perhaps stopping off at the cafe in between. It’s the first mall of … Continued


Recycling@Work

As part of its Clinton Global Initiative commitment (2012), Keep America Beautiful hosts a program designed to increase recycling in the workplace. Specifically, the initiative invites business, commercial and institutional entities to pledge to increase the recycling of beverage containers, paper and cardboard, electronics and other recyclable materials generated in the workplace through a variety … Continued


Organics Bin Collection Color Standardized

Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the United States Composting Council (USCC) announced that they, along with five other participating nonprofits and government agencies, recommend designating green as the voluntary container color standard for organics collection containers.  This initiative was simultaneously announced at the USCC’s 25th Annual Conference in Los Angeles and at the Keep America … Continued


Six Waste & Recycling Trends to Watch in 2017

While many of waste and recycling’s core functions haven’t changed too drastically coming into 2017, the year has just begun — and following 2016, it’s safe to say that anything can happen. Luckily, there is time to prepare. Full article here.


GRC Quarterly Tour Event

Pathways to Progress March 1st & 2nd – Hall County/Gainesville, GA Sustainability is the pathway to the future. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance. Learning about our approaches, successes and challenges first hand is one path that leads us toward growing and sustaining a vibrant state … Continued