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Vermont Seeks Further Waste Reduction Options

The state is already on track to implement a July 2020 ban on grocery store plastic bags.
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The Lego Group Tests Brick Recycling Program in the US

The Lego Group started a pilot program in the United States this week to recycle previously used bricks by donating them to nonprofits nationwide.

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Report Unveils 2019’s Greenest Cities in America

WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 28 key indicators of “environmental friendliness and sustainability.”
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EPA Awards First Installation of $40M Grant to Puerto Rico

EPA is awarding $ 6.2 million to Puerto Rico as the first installment of a $ 40 million grant for hazardous and solid waste management financial assistance.
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Stifel: "Big 3" Solid Waste Companies Talk Recycling

Stifel’s Michael E. Hoffman talks recycling and market changes with senior recycling executives from Republic Services, Waste Connections and Waste Management.
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Industrial Sector Drives Artificial Intelligence Applications for Increased Efficiency, Reduced Costs

The industrial sector in the US, driven by high labor costs and the quick time-to-market, has been pushing to enhance production efficiency and lower operation costs, leading to an increase in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) applications

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Coalition Pushes Congress to Pass Energy Efficient Tax Bill

A coalition of businesses, trade associations and advocacy groups called on Congress to quickly pass bipartisan legislation announced Wednesday that would stimulate billions of dollars in economic activity and related job creation, particularly in the manufacturing and construction sectors such as insulation, windows and HVAC.

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Report: To Address Climate Change, Significant Effort Still Required from World’s Biggest Companies

A new report from Climate Action 100+ states that more effort is needed by the world’s biggest companies if the fight against climate change is ever going to make an impact.

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Finding the Hidden Costs in Your Energy Data

Commercial and industrial energy consumers often miss opportunities to reduce energy costs simply because they cannot identify them. Many of these hidden cost drivers can be resolved with little to no investment, and the longer they go unnoticed, the more expensive they become.

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Republic Services launches simplified recycling education program for grades pre-K through 12

Republic Services launches simplified recycling education program for grades pre-K through 12
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Republic Services, Phoenix, has introduced a free downloadable curriculum designed to incorporate recycling education in schools and support students’ real-world learning regarding sustainability and how to recycle properly.

The Recycling Simplified Education Program, designed with teachers for teachers, aligns with individual grade-level curriculum standards in multiple disciplines such as science and STEM, English, language arts and literacy, math and social studies. The curriculum contains step-by-step lesson plans for grades pre-K through 12 and supporting teaching materials, including classroom activities, videos, handouts, virtual field trips and completion certificates.

A recent Republic Services survey showed that while 88 percent of Americans agree recycling is important, they are confused about what materials belong in the recycling bin. In fact, 41 percent of the respondents failed a basic recycling quiz despite 69 percent giving themselves an A or B when asked how much they knew about recycling.

"Most people care about the environment and want to recycle; however, many are genuinely unsure about how and what to recycle. In fact, about 30 percent of what people put in their recycling containers doesn’t belong there," Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability at Republic Services, says. "By reinforcing recycling best practices in our schools, we can reduce recycling contamination rates and ensure local recycling programs remain sustainable for future generations."

The curriculum is structured to provide educators with flexibility to teach the lessons as a complete unit or incorporate it into existing curriculum plans. Lessons within each grade range build upon students’ current understanding and help them gain greater awareness of the broader environmental, sustainability and societal issues related to recycling and the conservation and reuse of natural resources, the company says.

The education program is available for free online at RecyclingSimplified.com along with other tips, videos and resources to become a better recycler.

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Source: Recycling Today
Republic Services launches simplified recycling education program for grades pre-K through 12
<![CDATA[Republic Services, Phoenix, has introduced a free downloadable curriculum designed to incorporate recycling education in schools and support students’ real-world learning regarding sustainability and how to recycle properly.The Recycling Simplified Education Program, designed with teachers for teachers, aligns with individual grade-level curriculum standards in multiple disciplines such as science and STEM, English, language arts and literacy, math and social studies. The curriculum contains step-by-step lesson plans for grades pre-K through 12 and supporting teaching materials, including classroom activities, videos, handouts, virtual field trips and completion certificates.A recent Republic Services survey showed that while 88 percent of Americans agree recycling is important, they are confused about what materials belong in the recycling bin. In fact, 41 percent of the respondents failed a basic recycling quiz despite 69 percent giving themselves an A or B when asked how much they knew about recycling."Most people care about the environment and want to recycle; however, many are genuinely unsure about how and what to recycle. In fact, about 30 percent of what people put in their recycling containers doesn’t belong there," Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability at Republic Services, says. "By reinforcing recycling best practices in our schools, we can reduce recycling…

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