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A Little Positive Feedback Goes a Long Way

On one football Saturday, University of Georgia students tested simple improvements to the school’s standard recycling bin, with impressive results. The bin had red LED lights which changed to green when someone dropped an item into the bin. In addition, there was a numeric display
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When Everyone at the Stadium Competes

The Game Day Challenge is a friendly, annual competition sponsored by the College and University Recycling Coalition, RecycleMania, and Keep America Beautiful. It is also supported by EPA’s WasteWise program. In the fall, competing colleges and universities implement waste reduction programs during home football games.
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Recycling on the Road

I admit it. I’m a recycling geek. Wherever I go, I check out the trash cans and recycling bins. During the past several months, I’ve done a lot of traveling. Sometimes, I’m at recycling industry meetings. At those, I look to see if they recycling
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Seventh Inning Stretch to Sustainability

In 2005, the Seattle Mariners recycled 12% of the waste at their home games. By 2012, that figure had increased to 85%. The Mariners’ end game is zero waste. That will require a diversion rate of 90% or more. In order to get there, the
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Food, Glorious Food

I’ve been back from the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) annual conference for a few days. I’m still trying to digest everything I learned. And, yes, a lot of it had to do with food – or more specifically, food waste. Food scraps represent 14.5% of
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