recycling

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NREL scientists have a plan to fight ocean plastic: Upcycle it into something valuable

All the plastics in the sea could literally outweigh the fish unless cast-off bottles and containers find a different, more valuable destination

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A breakdown of the 8 issues Colorado lawmakers will study before the 2020 legislative session

The Democratic-led General Assembly is analyzing topics ranging from school safety and college affordability to private prisons and tax breaks

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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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Why Styrofoam — amid all of Colorado’s recycling struggles — is being targeted for extinction

The plastic industry warns that there's no guarantee potential foam replacements will be recycled more just because they can be.

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How a first-year Colorado lawmaker tried to “go big or go home” with a zero-waste bill

“It’s sort of messy, but that’s part of the beauty in a way,” says state Rep. Lisa Cutter, on the lessons she learned about the legislative process

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Thousands of usable iPhones trashed by one Colorado firm because well-meaning donors forgot to turn off “Find my iPhone”

Lafayette recycler can’t do a thing with working, but locked, iPhones and donors aren’t getting the financial impact expected

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Forget plastic bans: Mountain towns try volunteerism, bootcamps as solutions to single-use

Telluride and Mountain Village are working together to find products that can solve the town’s reliance on plastic and recycling

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Colorado’s ban on banning plastics has cities’ plans to outlaw single-use bags and straws in limbo

A little-known Colorado law written to protect recycling stands is in the way of cities that want to outlaw straws, plastic grocery bags and Styrofoam containers

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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