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Grant Program Sparks Interest and Improvements in Residential Foam Recycling

Polystyrene FoamYesterday, the Foam Recycling Coalition, a US industry organization, announced it launched a grant program "to help fund infrastructure for the collection, processing and marketing of products made from polystyrene foam." Grants can range in size from $15,000 to $50,000 each.

The grant program focuses on the following EPS (polystyrene foam) products: foodservice packaging, egg cartons, meat trays and protective packaging.

Sustainable Student Scholarship Award

Goal: The goal of the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) Sustainable Student Scholarship Award is to foster an interest in composting research and utilization among the next generation of industry experts and researchers. This scholarship is a good way to bring attention to the emerging young professionals within this field and to generate interest in the future of the compost industry.

2015 RecycleMania Tournament

RecycleMania LogoDear Recycling Colleague

As you know, the annual RecycleMania competition rallies college students to recycle more and waste less. SRO's, KAB affiliates and other partner organizations are encouraged to get the word out about the competition to local colleges and universities. 

How Did You Celebrate Recycles Day? Part Two!

So what else happened in Maryland on America Recycles Day? We found lots of exciting activities and some great ideas including onsite shredding and e-cycling events, clothing/household collections, poster contests, pledge drives, and educational events … just to name a few.

How Did You Celebrate America Recycles Day?

Schools, businesses, government agencies and associations throughout the state held America Recycles Day (November 15) events to build awareness of the value and importance of recycling. Click here to see those who have registered their program with Keep America Beautiful.