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NewsBits

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

In the wake of the terrible devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the storm that has followed, the thoughts of the entire Resource Recycling staff are with those affected on the East Coast. For a rundown of what we in the recycling industry can expect during the disaster cleanup, and what we can expect from the next storm, read our article on disaster debris management here.

Indianapolis has increased participation in its recycling program by 90 percent since last year, but only 10 percent of households have signed up for the service, reports the Indianapolis Star, which takes an in-depth look at how the Midwestern city has tried and failed to get its residents to recycle.

A worker at a Camden, New Jersey glass recycling facility was killed after becoming ensnared 20 feet up in running machinery, reports www.philly.com.

Hotel giant Hilton Worldwide has announced that it has begun a new program to recycle 85 percent of its mattresses and box springs as it installs new bedding. Working with DH Hospitality, parts of old mattresses might be recycled into tools, automobiles, construction materials, wood products, oil filters and other materials.

The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN), an industry group seeking to increase the sustainability and recovery of packaging, has announced that it is making its Product Recovery Knowledge Map available at no charge to the public. To find out more, register here.

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