By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Even if you're not planning a trip to the Ocean State any time soon, you can still take a tour of the state's materials recovery facility. The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, the entity that operates the state's MRF, is offering a "virtual tour" of the facility that can be found at www.recycletogetherri.org .
Converted Organics, Inc., a publicly-traded composting company whose stock is currently worth less than a penny, has sold its subsidiary company, TerraSphere Inc., to RI Vertical Farm Partners LLC, according to filings  with the Securities Exchange Commission. The purchase price was $5.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau have awarded approximately $1.7 million in Recycling Equipment and Hub / Spoke Grants for projects aimed at increasing recycling. For a complete list of who got the monies, visit here .
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is now accepting applications for Green Schools Solid Waste Management Grants that can be used toward implementing recycling projects in Kansas schools. Funds from these grants, ranging from $2,000 to $5,000, will be used to reduce waste in school buildings and grounds through education, composting and recycling projects. To find out more, visit the department's website .
The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission last week voted unanimously to adopt Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and Framework for Action , which, according to the Beaver State's Department of Environmental Quality "updates Oregon's solid waste management plan, taking a more holistic, sustainable approach to managing materials humans consume, recycle and discard."
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