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The National Recycling Coalition is accepting nominations for its board of directors through Aug. 19. Eligible candidates must have been NRC members for at least a year and are asked to provide their thoughts on the role of member organizations, the NRC's restructuring efforts and other topics as part of their application. The nomination form is available here.

Dunkin’ Brands has plans to roll out a program to recycle foam cups in all company-owned stores later this year. The chain-restaurant giant, which owns Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has been testing the concept in a handful of stores since February.

Cooperative recycling programs in Mississippi will get a major boost from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, which will be providing local governments with a total of $1 million in grants. Grants of up to $400,000 will be awarded, a move that is intended to promote the expansion of recycling programs throughout the state.

The FBI has expressed a mysterious interest in recycling — or at least in a parody of recycling culture. The law-enforcement agency recently contacted the makers of the TV comedy series “Portlandia,” asking to use a clip from its “Sanitation Twins” sketch in advanced-intelligence courses. The show, which airs on the IFC network, granted permission.

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