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Poster Contest

Deadline for entry April 29
For K-12 Students
"Top 10 Reasons to Recycle"
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Summit for Recycling

June 12-14, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton
Grand Junction
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Community Events

February 9, 2016
Rocky Mountain Organics Council Meeting

February 10, 2016
Food-1-1

February 11, 2016
Greening Your Office Equipment

February 15, 2016
CAFR Policy Committee Meeting

February 16, 2016
Stakeholder Meeting: Statewide Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan

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Legislative Updates

HB16-1004 Measurable Goals Deadlines CO Climate Action Plan

01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment

CAFR members invited to Lobby Day and Legislative Reception

We all know Colorado's recycling rate stinks. We also know that recycling can be a big boost to Colorado's economy. Now is our chance to get the attention of our legislators to do something about it.

SB15-076 Dispose Cathode Ray Tubes At Hazardous Waste Sites

04/30/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

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You are a part of our special mission: to support, educate and guide individuals and leaders in business, education, nonprofits and government to take action that turns ever greater amounts of waste into marketable resources. Without you, our mission would not be successful.

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CAFR Recycling News

CDPHE seeking new members for the RREO program’s advisory committee

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is currently seeking applicants who have experience working in Colorado's recycling, composting, and/or reuse industries to fill four vacant seats on the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board Assistance Committee.

CAFR members invited to Lobby Day and Legislative Reception

We all know Colorado's recycling rate stinks. We also know that recycling can be a big boost to Colorado's economy. Now is our chance to get the attention of our legislators to do something about it.

CDPHE seeks input on statewide Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan

The State wants your input for its Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan. As part of the work, eight half-day stakeholder meetings are being conducted around the state; a preliminary schedule is available, RSVP is required.

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Colorado - We Can Do Better

Did you know that the recycling rate in Colorado is only 11% compared to 34% in the rest of the country?

CAFR created this video to showcase the recycling challenges and successes in Colorado. Watch it and be inspired to improve Colorado’s recycling efforts! And help us get the word out by sharing the video with a friend.

 

CAFR is a Proud Member of NRC

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is a national nonprofit advocacy group with more than 6,000 members. The Coalition represents and advocates for every sector of the recycling industry across the country.

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Click on the links at left to learn more about our Sponsors, Supporters, and Friends. Learn how you can sponsor CAFR or make a donation. Your dollars support our public education and industry advancement efforts throughout the state. We couldn’t do all we do without your support!

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