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Electronic Waste: New Products, Old Problem
Wednesday, 08/01/12
By Steve Zind
Think back to the number of cell phones you’ve gone through over the last 10 years or so. That’s just a tiny fraction of the electronic waste Vermonters throw out each year. The state has just concluded its first year of an electronics recycling program, and diverted 4.8 million pounds of electronic waste from landfills into a recycling program.
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Jericho Considers Consolidated Waste Collection System
Thursday, 07/05/12
In Jericho, town officials are deciding whether to move to a consolidated waste and recycling collection system.
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Shumlin Signs Universal Recycling Bill
Thursday, 06/07/12
By Melody Bodette
Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law Thursday morning that creates mandatory recycling and composting requirements to be phased in over the next few years. Waster haulers will eventually be required to collect leaf and yard, as well as food waste.
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Brattleboro Turns To Curbside Compost Program
Wednesday, 05/30/12
Brattleboro is getting ready for a unique recycling program. The town is looking for 150 households to take part in a pilot curbside compost pickup program.
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Lawmakers Strongly Support Mandatory Recycling
Thursday, 03/01/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont House has given its strong support to a bill that's designed to increase the recycling of solid and organic materials. Supporters say the measure is needed because Vermont is running out of landfill space.
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Brattleboro Company Promotes Recycling In Public Spaces
Friday, 01/14/11
By Susan Keese
A year-old Brattleboro company is growing quickly by responding to the habits of an on-the-go culture. The company, Recycle Away, designs recycling systems and bins for the many beverage containers people consume away from home.
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Product Stewardship: How To Create Less Trash
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Jane Lindholm
We tackle the question of what role manufacturers, consumers and government should play in reducing the amount of trash we create when we throw out packaging or old products. Also, a proposed Rail Spur in Middlebury would accommodate the OMYA Corporation's freight needs. And, celebrating the election of Madeleine Kunin 25 years ago.
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Rutland Promotes "Green" Holiday Wrapping
Friday, 12/18/09
By Nina Keck
While world leaders in Copenhagen have been grappling with global issues of sustainability - a high school students in Rutland have been doing their part to make this holiday season more "green."
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VT Edition: Waste Hauling Rates
Wednesday, 12/09/09
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with John Flowers of the Addison Independent about the issue of towns and waste haulers setting rates.
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