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By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

Sims Metal Recycling Management broke ground this week on a $30 million recycling facility in Johnston, Rhode Island. The facility is expected to create 100 jobs and should have the operation in place by August 2013.

The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) announced that it beat its self-imposed goal of recycling more than 25 million hangers in 2012. The organization estimated the over-25 million hangers was equivalent to more than 750 tons of steel diverted from landfills.

The How2Recycle label will be adopted by Best Buy, Clorox and Minute Maid next year, according to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. The label was designed to provide clear recyclability instructions for product packaging and conforms to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides.

Earlier this week, National Public Radio highlighted the low priority restaurants seem to put on wasting food.

Burt's Bees has partnered with Preserve's Gimme 5 program to recycle used lip balm tubes. Consumers can return No. 5 plastic products to Gimme 5 bins at Whole Foods stores for recycling. Other partners for the program include Stonyfield, Brita and Tom's of Maine.

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