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Glass can be recycled infinitely. Here’s how it works in Colorado’s “closed loop.”

One glass bottle can become another in as little as 30 days, thanks to a lot of science and machines.

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Colorado will likely miss its recycling goals again this year. What will it take to change the tide of waste?

Recycling has been seen as a personal responsibility, but more initiatives around the state are looking at making structural, systemic change.

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Front Range residents tossed out 28% more trash than their rural Colorado neighbors last year

Recycling report from Eco-Cycle shows Colorado recycled less last year and created more trash

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What happens when Colorado stays home? Lots of residential trash, for one thing.

From haulers to recyclers to landfills, the coronavirus changed the way they do business. And some of the changes just might stick.

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10 states use bottle deposits to boost recycling rates. Could it work for Colorado?

States with bottle bills have some of the highest recycling rates in the country. But many were implemented before curbside recycling came to fruition.

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Colorado’s recycling rate improves to 17.2%, but we’re producing more trash than ever

Recycling advocates push Coloradans to reduce waste and want more than 3 of the state’s 10 largest cities to offer curbside recycling

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Colorado has two years to hit its 28% recycling goal. A new report shows we’re nowhere close.

Rural Colorado has already met its 2021 goal, but the Front Range is lagging behind.

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Colorado trash companies invest millions to speed up recycling. Now they just need more people to recycle.

U.S. firms are reopening paper mills, expanding plants to turn recycled waste into something useful and need more glass, plastics and paper

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Coloradans produced a record 9.3 million tons of trash last year. Only 12 percent of it was recycled.

Colorado's recycling rate has flat lined at about a third of the national average

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