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Call for Abstracts: 2016 Summit for Recycling – Deadline December 4

The recycling industry is facing very different circumstances to those of ten or even five years ago. CAFR invites you to submit an abstract for a session at the 2016 Summit for Recycling conference that concentrates on how we can adjust our business models and operations to a world that will be increasingly dominated by the principles of materials management.

Zero Waste Events Manager

Organization: Eco-Cycle
Deadline: December 15, 2015

Development Director

Organization: Eco-Cycle
Salary: Dependent upon experience
Deadline: Open until filled

Hazardous Waste Technician

Organization: Larimer County
Salary: $21.61/hour
Deadline: November 22, 2015

Check out our new video!

Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to improve our community, conserve natural resources, and create green jobs. Together we can make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Click on the video to see original artwork created by the winners of CAFR’s 2015 recycling poster contest. Embed the video on your websites or social media to spread the word about recycling.

EPA releases new Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan

Assistant Administrator of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Mathy Stanislaus, noted that “The life-cycle based decision-making and systems-based approaches of Sustainable Materials Management reflected in this strategic plan offer far greater opportunities for addressing the complex environmental issues we face today than traditional resource, waste and chemicals management approaches.”

RFP: Recycling Stations for Colorado’s State Capitol Building

Organization: State of Colorado
Deadline: November 30, 2015

CAFR Tour: Mattress recycling at Spring Back Colorado – November 19

CAFR members are invited to join the CAFR Board of Directors and staff in Denver for a tour of mattress recycling at Spring Back Colorado. Spring Back Colorado, a nonprofit organization, provides mattress retailers, refuse collectors, governments, universities, hotel liquidators and the general public the opportunity to properly dispose of their post-consumer mattresses and box springs.
RSVP required.

“I Will Recycle” Sweepstakes: October 15 – November 20, 2015

Win one of four Apple Certified Refurbished iPad mini3s by posting a photo of yourself recycling with the hashtag #IWillRecycle and #Sweepstakes on Twitter or Instagram.

P3 Awards

Deadline: December 8, 2015
A national student design competition for sustainability focusing on people, prosperity and the planet.