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May 12, 2017 is the deadline to apply for the ARC 2017 Annual Awards! Go to the ARC website to complete application – www.recycleark.org.
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Recycling Coalition are providing a forum for colleges and universities to help them reduce the amount of food wasted on campus. Please forward the attached flyer to any of your contacts at colleges and universities that may be interested in attending. Deadline for registrations is April 26.
Join us for the first annual Glass Recycling Summit in Kansas City!
Hear from speakers, tour the Ripple Glass plant and Owen’s Corning, visit Boulevard Brewery and have some other fun too!
More details and a full agenda to follow in the next few weeks.
Know you’re attending? Please RSVP to Sarah Luebe at firstname.lastname@example.org
The STAR Educational Webinar Series Presents:
Zero Waste Events: Best Practices & Case Studies
Join us for the next STAR webinar!
Join us for our second educational webinar of 2017, just in time to get you in the Earth Day spirit! This free webinar will showcase best practices and real-life examples of how to run successful zero-waste events. Three different communities and one waste hauler will share experiences, advice, and best practices with attendees, which is particularly helpful as many communities are gearing up to host Earth Day events.
Donna Kliewer with the City of Allen and Robert Medigovich with Community Waste Disposal will share how this partnership has helped the City of Allen achieve high diversion rates for a number of events throughout the year. Jordan Fengel with the City of Georgetown will share his experience with creating a zero waste plan for their annual Red Poppy Festival, which draws an average of 60,000 people over two days. And Amy Kirwin will discuss her experience managing zero waste events within the college City of San Marcos.
When: Tuesday April 4th, 1-2:30 PM CT
Where: In your office!
Donna Kliewer, City of Allen and Robert Medigovich, Community Waste Disposal
Jordan Fengel, City of Georgetown
Amy Kirwin, City of San Marcos
The battery recycling landscape is changing in the US due to a steady increase in the purchase of portable devices using batteries followed by growing consumer demand for more convenient, one-stop recycling for all household batteries, whether single-use or rechargeable.
However, funding hasn’t matched desire. Industry stewards voluntarily fund the recycling of rechargeable batteries to satisfy government hazardous waste regulations. Single-use batteries do not pose the same environmental threat, so funding must come from other sources.
In response to this shifting landscape, Call2Recycle is rolling out a new all-battery program in the US, effective April 1. We’ve developed a new menu of services from which collection sites can choose the one that best fits their needs. Our services still include collection boxes and bulk shipping; we’ve introduced a pay-as-you-go, all-battery collection kit option available through one upfront fee.
New Service Highlights
For more information on the new all-battery recycling program, visit these helpful links:
ARC Board Member Don Curran, Facility Manager, Virco, Inc. highlighted in the current publication of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO).
To view article in its entirety visit: https://asbointl.org/about/corporate-partnership/virco,-inc
March 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
VIRCO Manufacturing Facility, Conway, AR 72034
Lunch will be served! Visit this site in the coming days for a complete list of topics and speakers.
Calling all Arkansas Colleges and Universities for RecycleMania 2017
The 2017 RecycleMania Tournament is right around the corner, and the Arkansas Recycling Coalition encourages all colleges and universities in Arkansas to get involved! Throughout February and March of 2017, campuses across the country will be rallying students and staff to step up their recycling game and reduce waste as part of this friendly competition. Registration closes February 3, so register now! Join the Arkansas number of colleges, including the University of Arkansas and the University of the Ozarks who have all already signed up for the 2017 competition. Visit www.recyclemania.org to get full details, including competition dates, and to sign-up for a series of orientation webinars to help campus coordinators get ready for the start of the competition. While they’re at it, coordinators can also add their school to list of schools signed-up for 2017. Local government and organizations are encouraged to pass the word onto local colleges that aren’t yet on the participation list.
The Arkansas Recycling Coalition
#1 Vista Lane
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909