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The National Recycling Coalition 2016 Awards Recipients

For Immediate Release, September 19, 2016, by The National Recycling Coalition

This September, The National Recycling Coalition honored recycling awards recipients at the Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans. The awards were presented to the recipients at the 2016 Murray J. Fox Scholarship and NRC Annual Awards Luncheon.

Procurement Opportunity from Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority

Request for Proposals for Acceptable Organics Processing on Behalf of  Montgomery County, MD Now Available. The Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority (“Authority”) is requesting proposals from qualified companies to provide the acceptance, processing and sales of an end-product for certain Commercial and, eventually, Residential Organics (“Acceptable Organics”) generally collected in Montgomery County, Maryland (“County”). The County, in an effort to further divert material to meets is goal of 70% diversion, is seeking to establish a robust organics diversion system within its borders over the next few years.

Recycling Soap for the Global Good

Submitted by Peter Houstle, executive director, MRN

At the close of a conference I recently attended, Derek Kayango, founder of the Global Soap Project, brought the audience to tears, laughter, and ultimately their feet with the story of his journey from survival, discovery, and eventually to global service. Barely escaping civil war in Uganda as a boy in 1979, Kayango went into exile and after several years, made his way to Philadelphia where he found himself face-to-face with a level of abundance that boggled his mind and subsequently inspired the Global Soap Project.

Another Resource From US EPA

The US EPA has just released a new waste and materials tracking feature as part of its Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool. The new feature will help commercial building owners and managers track energy, water and waste. Click here for more information.

Click here for full press release.  

Keep America Beautiful News:

Some news from our partner Keep America Beautiful on upcoming happenings. Registrations for America Recycles Day and the ever-popular Recycle-Bowl competition are now open!