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MRN Takes the Vow to Help Clean Up

pickingupthepieces What if you could do one simple thing every day that would impact your environment? What if every single person in your community did that same thing? Would it make a difference?

Cool Stuff from EPA!

The folks at EPA have been busy and come up with a variety of resources you might find useful. Here are just a few!

MSW Measurement Report Updates

U.S. EPA has been working to improve our national Municipal Solid Waste in the United States:  Facts and Figures measurement report based on stakeholder feedback.

Two Public Space Recycling Bins Grants Available from KAB.

Did you know that Keep America Beautiful has two public space recycling bins grants currently open? The grants, funded in collaboration with two of KAB’s partners, are designed to support and encourage recycling in public areas by providing free recycling bins in settings such as parks, venues, community centers, schools and more. Government agencies, community organizations, schools, and non-profits groups are encouraged to apply.


Recycling Partnership Announces Funding Opportunity

Curbside Value LogoThe Recycling Partnership, an initiative of Curbside Value Partnership (CVP), is pleased to announce their 2015 funding opportunity for counties, municipalities and solid waste authorities seeking to improve their residential curbside recycling infrastructure. Specifically, the grants will provide funding for cart procurement and education and outreach programs.

Grant Program Sparks Interest and Improvements in Residential Foam Recycling

Polystyrene FoamYesterday, the Foam Recycling Coalition, a US industry organization, announced it launched a grant program "to help fund infrastructure for the collection, processing and marketing of products made from polystyrene foam." Grants can range in size from $15,000 to $50,000 each.

The grant program focuses on the following EPS (polystyrene foam) products: foodservice packaging, egg cartons, meat trays and protective packaging.