By Arlene Karidis May 19, 2016   No one underestimates Americans’ desire to recycle. A national survey completed by Keep America Beautiful revealed that 76 percent of respondents said they make an effort to do it. What remains a challenge, however, is Americans’ ability to recycle correctly.So there is a push to make the process easier to understand and accomplish, especially a municipalities’ diversion goals rise and commodities’ values mainly lay low.  Solid waste management professionals are
June 16, 2016

Beach Bag Recycleables

Sun. Surf. Sand. Here is a tip to take with you to your local beach or pool. When headed to the beach, don’t forget that many items in your beach bag can be recycled. Water bottles, aluminum cans, foam coolers*, magazines,and sunscreen bottles are among the many items that can be given a new life after we use them to enjoy our beach day. Be on the lookout for the proper recycling bins on your beach, or on
Hot off the press! We’re happy to share with you the 2015 America Recycles Day report! The 2015 program was another great year, with events across the country educating hundreds of thousands about recycling and collecting millions of pounds of recyclables. As always, thank you for your hosting events and promoting recycling across the country!  In the meantime, enjoy the report  — Here are a few highlights:  1,500+ events with 1.5 Million Participants 17.39 Million impressions
If you missed it, on Feb. 16., Keep America Beautiful hosted a webinar with the Moore Recycling Associates on their new resource, RecycleYourPlastics.org, as well as some of Keep America Beautiful’s recycling tools and resources. Plastics recycling is growing, but there are challenges. The good news is that many different types of plastics are now being recycled in communities across the country.  The challenge is how to communicate what is recycled in your community.  The terms, the
Keep America Beautiful, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), and the Congressional Recycling Caucus hosted a briefing today on the “State of Recycling,” highlighting the current economic, environmental, and social impact of recycling in the U.S., and related policy issues. The event took place in Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Speakers included Recycling Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) and Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ); Robin Wiener, President, ISRI; and Jennifer Jehn, President