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2017 Collegiate RecycleMania Competition Opens Registration

17th Annual Recycling Tournament, Managed by Keep America Beautiful, Attracts Hundreds of Colleges and Universities; New “Zero Waste” Competition Format Featured for 2017
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STAMFORD, Conn., December 1, 2016 – Registration for new and returning colleges and universities is now open for the 2017 RecycleMania, the premier collegiate recycling competition. Now in its 17th year, RecycleMania pits colleges and universities against one another to see which will claim the championship in the fight to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost the most on campus. The 2017 RecycleMania competition, managed by national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, will kick off on Feb.

Goodwill®, Partners Urge People to Donate Using the Give Back Box® this Cyber Monday

To Help Create Jobs in your Community, It’s as Easy as Unpack, Repack and Give Back
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Goodwill is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing this holiday season. Launched one year ago, in time for Cyber Monday, the Give Back Box platform leverages e-commerce to allow people to donate items in a unique and convenient way, without having to leave the comfort of their homes. 

In fact, it’s as easy as 1-2-3:

The Behavioral Economics of Recycling: There’s More Happening Than You Think

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We all know we should recycle, but even committed recyclers can be erratic, cleaning and sorting bottles one day, and tossing glass in the trash the next. Why? It turns out that an array of biases sway our decisions about what to place in the green bin and what to throw away.

Surprising Disposal Habits

Keep Manatee Beautiful Celebrates America Recycles Day with a SandBlast!

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A professional sand sculpture team called Team Sandtastic built an 80-ton “Wildlife & the Arts” exhibition sculpture at the Manatee Public Beach on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, in celebration of Keep Manatee Beautiful’s SandBlast 2016.

SandBlast 2016 is a sand sculpture competition that pairs amateur teams with local business sponsors to raise funds in support of Keep Manatee Beautiful’s programs and events, which improves people's quality of life in Manatee County.  

Why We Need Your Support to Help Reduce Food Waste

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By Christy Cook

Director, Sustainability Performance & Field Support Sodexo North America

Imagine, for a moment, that you get your lunch from the same café every day. You get a turkey sandwich that’s a little too big for you to finish, but it’s a good value. Then one day, you come in and notice your turkey sandwich is a little bit smaller. Would you be annoyed? Or relieved that you weren’t wasting food?

GM, Herman Miller and Green Standards RePurpose Program Sizzles

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GM is redesigning its work environment at several locations, resulting in tens of thousands of pieces of excess furniture, equipment, and supplies.

Recycled Material, Organic Cotton in Timberland’s Picks for Holiday Gifts

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On a mission to increase the use of sustainable materials in its footwear, apparel and accessories, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland reveals six eco-conscious picks for the 2016 holiday giving season. This collection, designed and manufactured with Timberland’s commitment to the environment in mind, builds on the aggressive environmental product standards the company announced and implemented earlier this year.

This America Recycles Day, HP & Staples Celebrated Their 10 Year Recycling Partnership.

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On November 19, 2016, in tandem with America Recycles Day, HP celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its partnership with Staples, providing 1,300 free and easy drop-off locations in the U.S. for used HP ink and toner cartridges and hardware.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Launches New Project: “Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for A New Economy”

Aims to Foster Circular Economy Practices in Businesses and Communities
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WASHINGTON, November 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today launched a new project, “Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for A New Economy.” Focused on breaking through the current 34 percent recycling barrier in the United States, the project will provide a scalable model for improving recycling and recovery rates in order to help communities, cities, and businesses achieve their circular economy and sustainability goals. 

HP and Staples: A Decade of Recycling Collaboration

10-year partnership with office supply retailer leads to keeping 128 million pounds of material out of landfills.
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What weighs as much as 130 Boeing 747-8 airplanes, 29 space shuttles (fuel and all) or a couple of average-sized cruise ships? The answer might surprise you: The equivalent of millions of pounds of HP cartridges and hardware recycled over a decade by Staples and HP.

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