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2016 Summit for Recycling navigates the new era of materials management

Managing recyclable waste has become more than collecting, diverting and repurposing of materials. The fact that recycling rates in Colorado remain lower than in many other states only forces us to reexamine the source of our materials and discover more environmentally sustainable solutions.

Governor signs bill to help boost recycling in Colorado

The bill extends the tax exemptions on machinery and equipment enjoyed for decades by traditional manufacturers in Colorado to also include machinery and equipment used in the sustainable manufacturing practices of reprocessing, remanufacturing and reuse of recycled materials.

SB16-124 Machine Tools Sales Tax Exempt Recovered Materials

06/08/2016 Governor Signed
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CAFR recognizes outstanding recyclers

Winners of the 2016 Recycling Awards were selected by their industry peers in recognition of their contributions to or promotion of recycling and waste reduction

Student artwork celebrates the benefits of recycling

Winners of the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 10th annual recycling poster contest were announced today. This year’s grand-prize winner, Nathanel Cho from STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch, chose to draw attention to how recycling reduces water use. “We were gratified by the understanding these students demonstrated of the impacts of recycling to many areas of our lives,” said Megan Lane, CAFR board member.

You’re invited to CAFR’s Happy Hour and Recycling Roundtable May 19 in Colorado Springs

Join other CAFR members and sustainability supporters for drinks and an informal discussion, led by Bill Morris of Blue Star Recyclers.

Summit early-bird registration rates extended through May 20

Register now. Don’t miss Colorado’s premier recycling conference.

Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Programs

Deadline: July 1, 2016
OEDIT offers four types of grants and two global business programs.

Recycling Rebates Program

Deadline: August 2016
Accepts applications for recycling rebate monies in the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund.

Join the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board – Apply by May 19

PPAB is looking for six new members. Apply today. Your leadership will promote pollution prevention and sustainability in Colorado.