Archive for the recycling Category

Volunteers needed for Norman Music Festival recycling

NSN is sponsoring recycling at this year’s Norman Music Festival. This is the first time the festival has put so much effort into care for our environment. Help us make it work well so that next year we can do even more! We will collect bottles and cans from our bins on Main Street and […]

Recycling goes from less waste to zero waste

From The New York Times: At Yellowstone National Park, the clear soda cups and white utensils are not your typical cafe-counter garbage. Made of plant-based plastics, they dissolve magically when heated for more than a few minutes. At Ecco, a popular restaurant in Atlanta, waiters no longer scrape food scraps into the trash bin. Uneaten […]

Norman recycling program thrives despite sluggish market

From The Norman Transcript: Despite an occasionally sluggish market for recyclables that recently caused companies nationwide to stockpile items collected from drop-off sites and curbside programs, city Utilities Director Ken Komiske said Norman’s curbside recycling program is a success and currently boasts a 47 percent participation rate. […] Either way, Komiske said the 18-month-old program […]

Lawmaker proposes bottle-deposit program

From The Associated Press: A state lawmaker hopes to implement a 5-cent beverage container deposit program in Oklahoma as a way to reduce litter and provide an infusion of much-needed cash for the budget.State Rep. Ryan Kiesel and members of a House committee examined the issue this week at the state Capitol and says he […]