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By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

Moore Recycling Associates, with Re-TRAC Connect, has released a survey to "provide feedback on plastic recycling terminology for both public education and commodity tracking." Surveys for the Plastics Terminology Initiative must be completed by May 3. Click here for more information.

On a financial basis, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries had a good year in 2012. Revenues in the trade group totaled $16.7 million, with expenses reaching $14.2 million. The organization ended the year with $14.5 million in accumulated reserves. Membership enrollment this year is down slightly from 2012's near-record of approximately 1,700 members firms.

Rumpke's new Cincinnati Recycling Center will have a Machinex glass recovery system thanks, in part, to a $250,000 grant from Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The system will screen, sort and clean cullet at the facility when it opens on Nov. 1.

Online trading platform, Recycling.com, announced that its first transactions were completed successfully. The website launched in Sept. 2012 and has worked to register and confirm over 170 member registrations, checking credit, licenses, and import and export capabilities.

The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the beverage giant, has given a $2.59 million grant to the City of Chicago to pay for 50,000 recycling carts in exchange for the carts displaying images of Coke products. The foundation will pay for 25,000 carts this year to be distributed among Windy City single-family and small multi-family residences and will pay for another 25,000 over the next five years.

The New Mexico Recycling Coalition is now offering national certification as a sustainable resource manager in association with the Recycling Organizations of North America and in cooperation with the National Recycling Coalition. The certification is available by anyone wishing to become a leader in discard management and interested in the sustainability field. To learn more, visit www.recyclenewmexico.com.

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