Zero waste committee advances bills to improve state’s recycling rate

The Zero Waste and Recycling Interim Study Committee today advanced two bipartisan proposals to improve the state’s recycling rate. One bill incentivizes the development of new end-market businesses for recycled materials and creates a public education campaign on recycling. The second bill requires the state to develop a comprehensive organics management plan.

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K-12 students invited to participate in Recycle Colorado's poster contest

 
One grand-prize winner receives a $100 gift card. The grand-prize winner’s school receives a $200 gift card for room supplies. Deadline April 26, 2020.

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Glass-collection project captures 30,000 pounds in six months

Recycle Colorado designed the Glass Recycling Pilot Project to study the barriers to recycling in the commercial sector in the City of Denver. During six months, a total of 30,535 lbs of glass was collected from the 13 businesses and 23 commercial residences that participated in the project. The main reasons commercial entities gave for not participating or not continuing recycling after the project were cost, space for the cart/dumpster and insufficient volume of glass.

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Eleven companies take the Colorado Contractor's Challenge

Recycle Colorado, in partnership with GE Johnson, is coordinating the 2019 Colorado Contractor’s Challenge. The Challenge is a voluntary program designed to encourage contractors based in Colorado to initiate or improve their sustainability efforts.

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