Subscribe to MRN

A Little League Reuse Inspiration

Buying sports equipment and uniforms for children is no small financial undertaking, as many of us “little league” parents well know.  Although my children have played sports for a couple years, this year was their first in our local junior football and cheer league.  I was surprised at all the equipment and accessories needed, in addition to what the league provided, and at the cost.

More from the 2014 Conference: Dealing with Hard to Recycle Materials

We all know the basics on what happens with recyclable materials such as paper and fibers, glass and plastics, food scraps, yard trimmings. But what about what’s left over? What happens to electronics, plastic bags and bubble wrap, Styrofoam, small appliances, durable plastics, and other items not accepted in the normal residential recycling stream? Unfortunately, we also know that most of this ends up in our landfills.

$2 Million in Funding available to Small Businesses for Innovative Technologies

Proposals accepted through September 11, 2014

Small businesses play an integral role in solving many of our environmental issues through the creation of innovative technologies that can help create a sustainable future. However, the one obstacle many face is funding. They just don’t have the resources for research, development and beyond. This is where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program can assist.

Composting Key to Soil Health and Climate Protection, According to Two New Reports

Washington, DC — Composting reduces waste and builds healthy soil to support local food production and protect against the impacts of extreme weather, from droughts to heavy rainfall.

Recycling Market Updates - Recap from 2014 Conference

There's no doubt that the recycling market is changing rapidly. New trends and new technologies are shifting our perspectives on how to deal with items such as paper, plastics, electronics and glass, often leading to confusion and debate on the best and most efficient methods for collection and reclamation.