recycling http://kunc.org en Recycled Fracking Fluid? CO Companies Look To Ease Water Worries http://kunc.org/post/recycled-fracking-fluid-co-companies-look-ease-water-worries <p>A fracking boom and a highly productive agriculture sector in Weld County are both competing for water. Right now, one side can afford to pay more.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:20:02 +0000 Grace Hood 47170 at http://kunc.org Recycled Fracking Fluid? CO Companies Look To Ease Water Worries Composting On The Way Up In New York City High-Rises http://kunc.org/post/composting-way-new-york-city-high-rises High-rise apartment buildings might not seem like fertile ground for making compost.<p>But officials in New York want to capture and recycle more of the city's food waste — even in some of the nation's most vertical neighborhoods. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:11:00 +0000 46396 at http://kunc.org Composting On The Way Up In New York City High-Rises How A Used Bottle Becomes A New Bottle, In 6 GIFS http://kunc.org/post/how-used-bottle-becomes-new-bottle <em>For more, watch our video:</em> <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/06/20/190741862/video-how-a-used-bottle-becomes-a-new-bottle" target="_blank">Secrets From The Recycling Plant</a><p>The rise of curbside recycling programs over the past few decades has meant <a href="http://www.epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/municipal/pubs/2010_MSW_Tables_and_Figures_508.pdf" target="_blank">more glass recycling</a>. But for a long time, many recycling centers didn't have the technology to turn recycled glass into the raw material for new bottles. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:24:00 +0000 46019 at http://kunc.org How A Used Bottle Becomes A New Bottle, In 6 GIFS Dirty Diapers Pile Up In Portland Recycling Bins: 'It's Not Pretty' http://kunc.org/post/dirty-diapers-pile-portland-recycling-bins-its-not-pretty Waste and recycling handlers in Portland, Ore., say they're seeing an unfortunate side effect of the city's reduction in garbage pickups: 120 pounds of dirty diapers a day, tucked into recycling bins.<p>"It started when the city went to every other week garbage pickup," Far West Fibers President Keith Ristau tells <a href="http://www.opb.org/news/blog/ecotrope/with-fewer-trash-pickups-in-portland-dirty-diapers-pile-up-in-recycling-bins/">Oregon Public Broadcasting's Cassandra Profita</a>. "Prior to that you'd get a dirty diaper maybe once a month. Now we get 60 pounds per shift. Wed, 15 May 2013 14:38:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 44337 at http://kunc.org Dirty Diapers Pile Up In Portland Recycling Bins: 'It's Not Pretty' Fort Collins Moves Forward With Cardboard Recycling Program http://kunc.org/post/fort-collins-moves-forward-cardboard-recycling-program <p>The city of Fort Collins is working to educate its residents about the city’s new <a href="http://www.fcgov.com/recycling/cardboard.php" target="_blank">cardboard recycling </a>program, just over a month after it went into effect. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Erin OToole 42926 at http://kunc.org Fort Collins Moves Forward With Cardboard Recycling Program