Education Resources

Defending Recycling

Print or download the Defending Recycling information. (PDF) How to Respond to Attacks on Recycling Published Summer 2000 by the NRC Introduction A Five-Step Approach to Defend Recycling Responses to 10 Common Anti-Recycling Arguments 1. Recycling costs too much. 2. Recycling should pay for itself. 3. Recycling causes pollution. 4. Recycling doesn’t save trees or […]

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World’s Shortest Comprehensive Recycling Guide

Print or download the World’s Shortest Recycling Guide (PDF) World’s Shortest Comprehensive Recycling Guide Good to recycle Bad to recycle Notes Unbroken glass containers Clear is the most valuable. Lids can go with metal. Ceramics, pyrex, tableware, windows, lightbulbs, mirrors. Broken glass is hard to sort. Only bottle glass is acceptable. Ceramics contaminate glass. Glass […]

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How to Start, Expand or Promote a Recycling Program

Coca-Cola Recycling Bin Grant Program The Coca-Cola Recycling Bin Grant Program supports local community recycling programs by providing selected grant recipients with containers for the collection of beverage container recyclables in public settings. Selected grant recipients will receive actual recycling bins instead of funding. Recycling Toolkit for Communities Toolkit General Resources Recycling Program Planning Guide […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce Learn how to consume and throw away less. Adbusters fronts an effort to reduce resource consumption by promoting events such as “Buy Nothing Day” the day after Thanksgiving. Air Quality Health Advisory sign up. An Air Quality Health Advisory will be issued if/when ozone levels reach unhealthy for sensitive groups level. Energystar (EPA) helps […]

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Educational Resources for Schools

World’s Shortest Comprehensive Recycling Guide K-12 Sustainability Curriculum list Recycling Websites for Kids / Teens TerraCycle (fundraising) DEQ Environmental Education Grant (deadline Dec. 1) List of Environmental Education Funding Opportunities School Recycling Program Implementation Plan How to Start & Sustain a School or Office Recycling Program School Solid Waste Resource List Use Less Stuff Week/America […]

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Oklahoma manufacturers that use recycled materials in their processes

Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Watts Anchor Glass Container Plant, Henryetta Atlas Roofing, Ardmore Dlubak Glass, Okmulgee Georgia Pacific, Muskogee International Paper Company, Valliant Orchids Paper Products, Pryor Owens-Brockway Glass Containers, Muskogee Republic Paperboard Company, Lawton Saint-Gobain Containers, Sapulpa Western Fibers, Hollis (as of 2/10) How to start your own paper recycling business by Butch Adamick […]

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Get Informed

Reducing Waste At Home   REDUCE PAPER WASTE A good portion of what you throw in the garbage each day is paper. Much of the paper generated in our homes comes in the mail. The average American household receives more than 500 pieces of advertising mail each year. Take action to reduce the amount of […]

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