recycling http://kcur.org en Kansas City Company Pushes Holiday Light Recycling http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-company-pushes-holiday-light-recycling <p>Miles of Christmas lights could be headed out the door as more consumers look at switching from traditional holiday lights to their LED counterparts. Kansas City-based Southeast Enterprises is looking to keep the discarded strands out of landfills.</p><p>Southeast Enterprises Business Director Megan Gurera says they accept any unused or broken strands of lights.</p><p>“You know the ones you pullout, get ready to put up, and half of it works,” says Gurera.</p><p>Southeast Enterprises is a sheltered workshop, employing 160 people with development or intellectual disabilities.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:52:43 +0000 Maria Carter 47428 at http://kcur.org The Birth Of Local Curbside Glass Recycling http://kcur.org/post/birth-local-curbside-glass-recycling <p>Chances are, a truck drives by your neighborhood to pick up recyclables. Convenient, right?</p><p>But, what about glass? It&#39;s either throw it away, or pack those old bottles in your car and drive to the nearest glass recycling bin.</p><p>Well, now there might be a third option.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:45:19 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 21628 at http://kcur.org The Birth Of Local Curbside Glass Recycling Recycling Effort Makes Big Dent In Local Hospital Waste http://kcur.org/post/recycling-effort-makes-big-dent-local-hospital-waste <p>Recycling efforts at KU hospital have cut down the amount of waste it sends to local landfills by more than a half million pounds. &nbsp;The two-year decline has caught the attention of the Environmental Protection Agency, which recently awarded the hospital a national achievement award for waste reduction.</p><p>Jim Callier, the EPA&rsquo;s pollution prevention and solid waste program manager for this region, says such efforts are critical for saving valuable resources and curbing harmful emissions.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 00:16:56 +0000 Elana Gordon 10969 at http://kcur.org Recycling Effort Makes Big Dent In Local Hospital Waste Residential Composting http://kcur.org/post/residential-composting <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">Dan Heryer and Brooke Salvaggio from&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.badseedfarm.com/" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(16, 92, 182); ">BADSEED&nbsp;Farms</a></strong>&nbsp;visit the studio to talk about ways to compost at home and their&nbsp;new residential composting program starting&nbsp;next month.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 May 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley Ferguson 15352 at http://kcur.org Residential Composting