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MORA News & Events
'Tis the Season for Recycling
For environmentally-conscious advice on everything from gift wrapping to holiday cards, MORA has you covered. Visit our Holiday Guide page to get tips on being "green" in all your holiday activities, including: shopping, preparing meals, gift wrapping, holding social events and more.
Recycled Picnic Bench Winner Announced
Congratulations to Ron Darling, City of Hazelwood Green Team for winning the recycled content picnic bench! Thanks to Champlin Tire for donating it to help us celebrate America Recycles Day!
Missouri 20 year progress report on recycling
Recycling and reuse are real economic generators for our state. In 2012, Missouri exports of waste and scrap totaled $451 million. A conservative estimate is that more than 25,000 jobs are related directly to recycling activities in Missouri. There is tremendous growth potential if we raise our state recycling goal from 40% to 75%, which is more in line with US trends. A national study by the Institute of Local Self-Reliance calculated that every 10,000 tons of additional waste diverted from landfills can create 10 recycling jobs or 75 materials reuse jobs.
Find out how recycling is already strengthening the economy, communities and environment across Missouri in this new report that highlights how far we have come in the 20 years since the solid waste fund was implemented. Download the report by clicking on the image above.
Registration is now open for the Great American Can Roundup School Challenge!
The competition encourages schools to see how many beverage cans they can collect and recycle per student between American Recycles Day (November 15) and Earth Day (April 22), 2013.
The Can Manufacturers Institute, the national trade association of can manufacturers and their suppliers, is giving away a $1,000 per state to the top per capita school and an additional $5,000 to the top recycling school, for a total of $56,000. A school can win up to $6,000, plus the value of the cans and the chance to win $50 pizza cards.
Put your school in contention by going here.
Must register by December 15, 2013
If you have questions, contact Jenny Day at email@example.com or call her at 202-232-4677.
Information is also at www.cancentral.com
New Food Waste Study!
A new study commissioned by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, an industry initiative led by grocery manufacturers, food marketers and a restaurant association found that food waste from manufacturing tends to be unused ingredients, unfinished product, or trimmings, peels and other unavoidable food waste. The large volume of food and relatively few manufacturing sites create economies of scale that allow manufacturers to recycle waste at a high rate. Conversely, food waste at the retail level tends to consist of finished products more suitable for donation. Survey respondents cited common barriers that prevented them from diverting more food waste from landfill. Download a copy of the report by clicking on the cover photo.
MORA news & Webinars
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MORA is a proud member of Keep America Beautiful and the National Recycling Coalition, Inc. As the designated state recycling organization (SRO), MORA represents Missouri's recycling interests to these national organizations. Click on the images to see what affiliation with these groups provides MORA members! View the KAB Missouri State Recycling Report!