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The City of Lake Worth, Florida initiated a unique recycling awareness contest; Lake Worth’s Refuse Division invited all four elementary schools in Lake Worth, Florida to participate in the city’s recycling awareness project, in which the winning artist’s design would be ‘wrapped’ onto two new refuse trucks that were acquired from Scranton, Iowa-based manufacturer New Way®.

Regardless of fact or fiction, a new survey released by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and conducted online by Harris Poll, shows U.S. adults do not accept common statements made about the recycling industry to be true.

New Jersey’s local governments will receive $14.3 million in state grants to help implement and further enhance recycling efforts in their communities.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) board of directors will consider the addition of new specifications for glass and inbound mixed recyclables for material recovery facilities (MRF) during its Winter Meeting. ISRI’s Paper and Plastics Divisions recently approved each of the specifications.

Autumn news coverage in Newsweek and the Huffington Post cast the secondhand clothing industry in a less than favorable light.

An Orono, Maine business was awarded $100,000 from EPA for work developing green ceiling tiles. Revolution Research, Inc. was one of 13 businesses nationwide receiving a total of $1.3 million for technologies aimed at helping to solve environmental issues.