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LSU Tigers Fans Recycled More Garbage Than Any Other College

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Football fans at Louisiana State University recycled 86,400 pounds of garbage last fall, more than any other school that took part in the 2015 GameDay Recycling Challenge. Participating schools recycled close to 2.5 million pounds of waste during the 2015 football season, the Keep America Beautiful campaign said.

LSU fans won the challenge by a large margin, recycling almost 10 tons more waste than the Clemson University fans, who took the No. 2 spot out of 99 participating schools. Ohio State University fans won the diversion rate category by recycling and composting more than 95 percent of the total garbage thrown away on game days.

The campaign estimated that diverting recyclables and compostable waste from landfills prevented the release of around 3,650 metric tons of carbon dioxide. That's equal to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of 768 passenger vehicles.

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Original By Jed Lipinski, | The Times-Picayune

Nebraska Awarded Recycling Grants Totaling More Than $1.6 Million

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) awarded 54 grants totaling more than $1.6 million to support projects across the state dedicated to recycling, litter cleanup and education.

“There were many outstanding applications submitted to NDEQ this year,” DEQ Director Jim Macy said. “The grant awards will support many important local efforts to recycle and reduce litter across the state.”

The DEQ awarded 24 Recycling Grants, totaling $916,975, for programs that allow Nebraska residents to divert their solid waste from the state’s landfills. Projects could deal with standard recycling materials, like aluminum and paper, or less well known recyclables including electric computer parts, fertilizer or pharmaceutical items.

The state’s Cleanup Grants help projects looking to pick up litter and debris from the state’s public areas, including waterways and recreation lands. The DEQ issued 12 grants this round, for a total of $108,483, with many of the projects recycling the collected litter.

The grants recently awarded also included $609,545 in funding for 18 projects to promote recycling and cleanup programs through environmental education initiatives.

The DEQ funds these grants through its Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program, which charges manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of products that create litter.

Recycling helps each state beautify it’s green spaces, creates jobs, helps the environment and can bring much needed money to the budget. If you are interested in finding out more information on grant money that may be available to your state get in touch with your states DEP to find out more. For more information on recycling containers for your schools and municipalities, contact the Fibrex Group.

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Oscar the Grouch has Discovered Recycling

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 14, 2016

Big Bird’s nest has moved to a tree. Elmo has moved from an apartment into a brownstone. His best friend, Abby Cadabby, loves her new community garden. And while Oscar the Grouch still makes a trash can his home, he now pops up through an underground tunnel of connecting recycling and compost bins

Welcome to the new “Sesame Street,” where the word on the street this season is C-H-A-N-G-E.

After 45 years on the public broadcaster PBS, Big Bird, Elmo and the rest of the “Sesame Street” crew are settling into a renovated set as well as a new television home on the premium cable network HBO. Season 46 starts Saturday morning.

“Everything has been changing around here,” Carmen Osbahr, the puppeteer who for 26 years has performed as the turquoise, hug-loving bilingual monster Rosita, said recently, during a break from filming the coming Valentine’s Day special.

Festooned across the set were red and pink valentines. Heart-shaped cookies with red gumdrops sat on the counter at Hooper’s Store, which has undergone a Williamsburg-like renovation.

“It is more like things look now,” Ms. Osbahr added. “When Sesame Street was created, it was kind of more like New York Bronx. Now, Oscar has a recycling can. That is amazing.”

“Sesame Street” is performing a delicate balancing act between old and new; even as it seeks to preserve its mission of using the power of entertainment media to educate children, it is trying to remain relevant and available to a generation of children who do not distinguish between a television and a mobile phone screen.

“If you know the audience, you can serve them better, tell better stories, and they will love you more,” said Brown Johnson, executive vice president and creative director at Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind the program.

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**Some content by EMILY STEEL Jan. 12, 2016 - New York Times

State of New Jersey Distributes More Than $14 Million in Recycling Grants

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 06, 2016

More than $14.3 million in New Jersey recycling grants will be awarded this week through the state’s Recycling Enhancement Act. The grant program, based on 2013 recycling performance, is meant to help implement and enhance local recycling efforts, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said in a news release.

Local programs that received high grant awards include Vineland with a $255,217 grant, Brick Township with a $280,093 grant and Toms River with a $174,524 grant.

Recycling not only conserves resources, it conserves energy, saves money for our local governments, and creates jobs and economic development.” Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said in the release. “I am proud to see the commitment to recycling demonstrated in New Jersey, which has long been the national leader in recycling efforts.”

The grant program is funded by a $3 per ton surcharge on trash disposed at solid waste facilities across the state, and grants are being distributed based upon the recycling success of local governments in 2013, the release said.

In 2013, the state generated more than 21 million tons of solid waste, and more than 12 million tons were recycled. This includes municipal waste as well as construction debris and other types of waste, the release said.

“The recycling culture is deeply ingrained in most of us and has become a daily habit in most of our homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and other institutions,” said Mark Pedersen, DEP assistant commissioner for site remediation and solid waste management. “Every time we pitch a bottle or can in the recycling bucket, we are pitching in to protect our environment.”

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