Gov. Dannel P. Malloy created the Governor’s Working Group on Modernizing Recycling last year to investigate ways to reduce waste and increase recycling in Connecticut. At the same time, ConnPIRG was launched our Campaign for Zero Waste, to mobilize the public behind commonsense solutions to improve recycling in Connecticut. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from ConnPIRG.
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Legislation for the plan was signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy in 2011. The program is set to begin July 1, 2013 and mandates that paint manufacturers create and fund an easy-to-use, cost-effective and environmentally responsible program to manage post-consumer paint (unused or leftover) in Connecticut. The program is funded by a minimal “recovery fee” added to the purchase price of paint at retailers throughout the state. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
… A survey this week done while trucks were on their routes showed about 99 percent participation, including people “who were adamant not to use the system. For more on this story, visit: Single-stream recycling passing muster in North Branford- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.
The Town of Trumbull is seeking everyone’s participation with the single stream recycling program. Single stream recycling has been in effect in Trumbull since last October. A recent recycling survey revealed that many residents have not heard about the single stream recycling program. What does single stream mean? Single stream means that you can now
Community leaders gathered in Bridgeport Wednesday to mark the opening of the first nonprofit mattress recycling facility in the Northeast. For more on this story, visit: Recycling mattresses in Bridgeport | WTNH.com Connecticut.
With precious limited funding to subsidize alternative energy initiatives, the State of Connecticut is looking to the business community to “step up to the sustainability challenge,” said Dan Esty, commissioner of the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, during the first installment of the Sunset Lecture Series held at Sherwood Island State Park in
The town is looking for someone to help oversee the duties at the transfer station while assisting with the day-to-day operations of recycling, compost and trash pickup in Rocky Hill. However, the almost $47,000 per year position and what it requires created some controversy with members of the council at a recent meeting. For more
Two houses in the Newhall remediation area are stripped to the studs and one is without a roof while the homes are deconstructed instead of razed. Urbanminers Inc., a Manila Avenue company that recycles and sells old products and building materials, is teaming up with the Hamden Economic Development Corporation to get the job done.
Trumbull’s Conservation Commission has released a survey to gauge awareness and interest about the town’s recycling efforts. For more on this story, visit: Trumbull Conservation Commission conducts recycling survey – Connecticut Postings – Connecticut Post newsroom blog – Connecticut News.
Hopkins School, for grades 7-12, in New Haven, Connecticut. received 101 points in the 2012 Green Cup RECYCLE Challenge, a national student-driven recycling competition for K-12 schools sponsored by the non-profit Green Schools Alliance (GSA). Hopkins also had 91% of its bins properly sorted. The school — which had just finished the Green Cup Energy
By Diane Duv, assistant director of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. We were puzzled by the Hartford Business Journal’s criticism (“Tale of Two Numbers Shows State’s Folly,” 5/7/12) of our state’s efforts to remove items like obsolete computer terminals, televisions and used mattresses from the waste stream so that materials from them can
Covanta Energy Corporation announced a new partnership with the Town of Southbury Friday for services that will include sustainable waste disposal and recycling. via Southbury Pursues Sustainable Waste Management Services – Southbury, CT Patch.
As CBS 2’s Lou Young found out on Thursday, the town of Westport thinks it has a cure for that particular type of “separation anxiety.” On recycling day you’ll notice something probably a lot different from the way it works at your house. “Everything goes in one place now. It’s great!” resident Carol Dulce told
HP and Staples are encouraging New Haven-area consumers and small businesses to recycle responsibly with a new program that will accept a broad range of gadgets, regardless of where they were originally bought and regardless of the brand-name logo on the outside. Electronics can be dropped off and recycled for FREE at any Staples store.
Recycle Old or Obsolete Electronic Devices with CRRA . . . and Clean Out Those Home File Cabinets, Too CRRA Offers Paper Shredding at Five Electronics Collections HARTFORD, Conn. – Now you can recycle more than just your old electronic devices with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. CRRA has added bulk paper shredding and recycling
The House approved and sent to the Senate an “emergency-certified” bill that restores local regulatory control over solid-waste facilities, a reaction to a court ruling in November in a Milford case involving a legislator’s husband. For more on this story, visit: House restores local zoning over solid-waste facilities | The Connecticut Mirror.
The Branford Recycling Center on Route 1 is the site of the town’s most recent solar installation. For more on this story, visit: TheDay.com – Renewable Energy at Branford Transfer Station | Southeastern Connecticut News, Sports, Weather and Video | The Day newspaper.
For the seventh year in a row, Connecticut College is participating in RecycleMania, a recycling competition that promotes waste reduction at colleges and universities across the country.
GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich’s state representatives applauded single-stream recycling, promoted ecological awareness and promised to vote for environmentally friendly legislation as they met with the public at an annual environmental forum. For more on this story, visit: Greenwich Reps Outline Environmental Imperatives | The Daily Greenwich.
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that he is establishing an eleven-member working group to analyze and make recommendations on how the state can modernize its approach to recycling, reduce waste through improved materials management and lower costs for municipalities and consumers. “Last year, unlike other states, we did not balance the