The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has reached a new low — in office paper use. During the last fiscal year, the agency used 4,526 reams of paper compared to 12,000 reams in Fiscal Year 2009.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports that nearly 28.4 million pounds, or 86 percent of the weight of the electronic devices managed under the Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act from July 2010 to June 2011 were processed by recyclers certified for their environmentally sound management practices.
Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association will host a general meeting on Tuesday, November 1 at the American Legion in Fergus Falls. Members are invited, as well as prospective members interested in networking with their peers in manufacturing.
The 2011 EcoChallenge for Education is made available by "GreenSneakers" and is a free program to help Minnesota schools raise funds while helping environment. They can earn up to 50 cents a pound for all tennis shoes collected.
Annual recycling reports from counties in Minnesota show recycling rates in the state have leveled off since the 1990s. Although Minnesota has one of the higher recycling rates in the country, valuable recyclable material continues to be tossed in the garbage
Consumers in Minnesota can give back to their communities and help the environment by donating old cell phones, batteries and accessories to Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program during the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Cell Phone Recycling Week – April 6-12.
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