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COLORADO Recycling rate lags; new laws could up participation State diverted 16% of its municipal solid waste away from landfills during 2021 By John Aguilar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Colorado’s anemic recycling rate is beginning to look a lot like the Denver Broncos’ last few seasons — a terribl...
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  By Debra Kamin The New York Times Americans bought piles of furniture during the pandemic, with sales on desks, chairs and patio equipment jumping by more than $4 billion from 2019 to 2021, according to a market data company. And a lot of it won’t survive the decade. Fast furniture, which...
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By Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press Halloween treats have a tricky problem: plastic packaging that’s difficult to recycle. As America loads up on an estimated 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween, a handful of companies are trying to make it easier to recycle all those wrappers. But they ...
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PLASTICS By Jennifer McDermott The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I.>> The plastics industry says there is a way to help solve the crisis of plastic waste plaguing the planet’s oceans, beaches and lands— recycle it, chemically. Chemical recycling typically uses heat or chemical solvent...
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  By Deborah Swearingen Daily Camera BOULDER » With money covered by the city’s Climate Initiatives department, Community Cycles will now be able to recycle bike tires that are not suitable for reuse. The city committed to spending $1,000, the cost of up to 2,000 recycled bike tires, at Eco...
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  By Lisa Cutter and Kevin Priola Guest Commentary The news isn’t good when it comes to recycling and composting in Colorado. The Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) and Eco-cycle released their yearly State of Recycling and Composting report a few weeks ago and it turns out we...
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  By Will Costello Reporter-Herald Loveland leads the state in residential recycling, according to a new study from the Colorado Public Interest Research Group and Eco-Cycle, a nonprofit recycler. Mayor Pro Tem Don Overcash said during a Zoom webinar with CoPIRG and Eco-Cycle on Monday that...
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Due to the need to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe from COVID-19, this year’s Thanksgiving celebrations will look a bit different than usual. Our hope is that you find creative ways to connect safely, whether it’s meeting up outdoors for a smaller gathering or using Zoom to join with your fam...
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  Author: Shannon Bergstrom is a LEED Green Associate, TRUE waste advisor, September 23, 2021  At this point, it’s safe to say that most people know enough about recycling to hold a conversation about the subject. Still, the quality of that conversation may come into question once the pa...
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  The triangular “chasing arrows” recycling symbol is everywhere: On disposable cups. On shower curtains. On children’s toys. What a lot of shoppers might not know is that any product can display the sign, even if it isn’t recyclable. It’s false advertising, critics say, and as a result, coun...
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  Denver considers higher trash fees, better packaging to spur recycling By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Nearly every family in Denver participates in the city’s recycling program, and yet last year about 500 pounds of trash per person — a total of 193,988 tons — arrived in a landfill, up m...
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  By Alex Edwards Special to The Daily Camera Boulder has a goal of making 85% of its garbage or waste recyclable, and take-out food containers make up a large portion of that waste. That’s what the repEATer app developed by two Boulder residents is seeking to change. Chris Todd and Aushwi...
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    By Sue McMillin Columnist for The Denver Post We’ve got a few months to figure out how to organize our lives without the plastic grocery bags and foam take-out containers that are mostly banned under a new Colorado law, and in Denver, a 10 cent fee on disposable bags began Thursday...
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    By Deborah Swearingen Daily Camera BOULDER » Eco-Cycle is joining forces with three other recyclers to form the Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers, an organization that hopes to advocate for recycling policies and solutions that aid in promoting an economy that eliminate...
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The Denver Post Parade  11.3 million tons of textiles went into landfills in 2018. “If we can keep the stuff that’s already been made in circulation a little longer, there’s less impact on the planet from production,” says the NRDC’s Hoover. That means, think before you buy. Could you patch t...
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    Lawmakers deal with competing legislation By Alex Burness The Denver Post Colorado lawmakers have a decision to make: Ban single-use plastic bags and foam takeout containers from many restaurants and retailers, or keep the plastics as an option but have food service packaging...
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By Haven Daley The Associated Press,The Denver Post    PACIFICA, CALIF. » Disposable masks, gloves and other types of personal protective equipment are safeguarding untold lives during the pandemic. They’re also creating a worldwide pollution problem, sending an influx of ...
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By Michael Elizabeth Sakas Colorado Public Radio Colorado is wasting more and recycling less. From 2018 to 2019, the state’s recycling rate dropped to 15.9% from 17.2%, far below the national average of 35%, according to an annual report released by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Rese...
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Shared from the 9/25/2020 The Denver Post eEditioBy Adam MinterBloomberg Opinion   Adam Minter is a columnist at Bloomberg Opinion. Is plastics recycling a lie? That’s the question at the heart of a new investigation into whether Americans have been filling up their blue bins with misplaced ...
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 Words by Tina Casey   MAY 25, 2020  Analysts were already predicting the end of recycling last year, when mountains of waste began to pile up after China and other countries began refusing to accept such shipments from overseas. The COVID-19 outbreak has further complicated global recyc...
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