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June 11, 2014

Despite continued state-level interest in diverting food scraps, anaerobic digesters are in short supply. A Wall Street Journal article takes a look at the challenges various states and communities are facing in meeting ordinances and developing the infrastructure needed to sustain long-term food diversion programs.

Is there anything Girl Scouts can't do? This year's winner of the third annual Great Can RoundUp Scout Council Challenge, Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland, collected an impressive 32,199 pounds of aluminum cans between Jan. 15 and April 30. Winning more than $16,000 as a result, the funds will go toward scout activities and programming in 2014 and beyond.

After an investigation last year found public schools in the city of Pittsburgh were sending sorted recyclables, including cardboard, bottles and cans, to area landfills, a follow-up investigation by CBS affiliate KDKA concludes that school recycling is now "spotty at best." Schools have made in-roads by providing recycling receptacles and collection services to all schools, but the report finds that recycling remains optional despite a local push for mandatory recycling.

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