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The National Recycling Coalition honored their recycling awards recipients at the 2017 Resource Recycling Conference in Minneapolis. The awards were presented to the winners, along with the recipients of the Murray J. Fox Scholarship, at the Conference Welcome Reception hosted by the NRC and the Recycling Association of Minnesota.

McDonald’s has become a National Sponsor of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup (GAC), the largest year round community improvement program in the country. Efforts got underway in September with National Planting Day, a fall initiative of the GAC. McDonald’s is the exclusive Presenting Sponsor of National Planting Day.

As California’s Bottle Bill celebrated its 30th anniversary, recycling rates are tumbling as some recycling centers close due to inaction in the state legislature to fix the program. According to former Assemblymember Burt Margolin (D-Los Angeles), the author of the legislation, Assembly Bill 2020, “The legislation set a goal of 80 percent beverage container recycling, which we exceeded in 2008, reaching as high as 85 percent in (2013).

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s community improvement nonprofit organization, plans to ignite a passion for recycling in schools across the country with the launch of its 7th Annual Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl. Registration is now open for the fall recycling competition at

Atlantic Coast Recycling disclosed that they have been awarded a five year contract to operate and maintain the Ocean County Recyclable Materials Processing Facility in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Safety related and fire incidents involving hoverboards, cellphones, headphones and laptops are making the headlines. Many of these incidents are being traced to batteries, further intensifying safety concerns.