Tue April 16, 2013

Fort Collins Moves Forward With Cardboard Recycling Program

An example of corrugated cardboard, which must now be reused or recycled in Ft. Collins
Erin O'Toole KUNC

The city of Fort Collins is working to educate its residents about the city’s new cardboard recycling program, just over a month after it went into effect.

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Tue April 2, 2013

E-Waste No Longer Welcome At Colorado Landfills

Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment

You’re not going to be able to kick your dead TV or obsolete computer straight to the curb anymore. That's because of Colorado's Electronic Recycling Jobs Act [.pdf] which takes effect July 1.

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Tue May 22, 2012

Summit County ‘Energy Smart’ Programs Boost Bottom Line, Promote Efficiency

Waste reduction programs like composting, are taking hold with Summit County business owners.
Emmerson12 Flickr/CreativeCommons

What started as a pilot program to promote energy conservation in Frisco last year is quickly spreading across Summit County. So far, 30 businesses have signed on to participate.

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Mon March 19, 2012

Startup Converts Plastic To Oil, And Finds A Niche

Originally published on Mon March 19, 2012 7:58 am

JBI CEO John Bordynuik holds a jar of No. 6 fuel oil, derived from discarded plastic like that seen on a conveyor belt at his plant.
Daniel Robison WNED

Only 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. A startup company in Niagara Falls says it can increase that amount and reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil at the same time.

It all starts with a machine known as the Plastic-Eating Monster. Thousands of pounds of shredded milk jugs, water bottles and grocery bags tumble into a large tank, where they're melted together and vaporized. This waste comes from landfills and dumps from all over the United States.

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Tue October 4, 2011

Denver Trash and Recycling Service Goes Greener

Republic Services

Some of Denver’s garbage and recycling trucks will soon be a little greener... at least on the inside.

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