October 2010

Indiana Recycling Coalition

In this issue

Welcome New and Renewing IRC Members

Mobius – A Celebration of Recycling with the IRC

Awesome Glass Recycling News!

IRC Road Re-Port

America Recycles Day

Recycling Bins Available To New Not-For-Profit And School Members

Habitat for Humanity ReStores Divert Tons from Indiana Landfills

e-Stewards Standard & Certification Process

and more!

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Upcoming Events

Nov 6, Deja Vu All Over Again Art Show, Columbus

Dec 1, Recycled Art Show, Terre Haute.

Check the IRC website for a listing of organizations offerering halloween costume swaps!


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A New Benefit for ALL IRC Members…

Here’s a special deal JUST FOR YOU from Indiana Living Green Magazine.

Take a full 30% off any ad (web or print, one-time or long-term) starting with the Jan/Feb ’11 issue. The deadline to get this deal is November 15. For more info, contact Lynn@IndianaLivingGreen.com


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Congratulations…

Congratulations to IRC member Trees Inc. of Terre Haute for receiving a 2010 Governors Award for Environmental Excellence!

Congratulations also go to the IRC’s Carey Hamilton for receiving the 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award – Outstanding Invidual Category from the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts.


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West Central Indiana Recycling Summit a Great Success!

The IRC would like to recognize Tree Inc. (also mentioned above) for organizing the West Central Indiana Recycling Summit held on Oct 14. The Summit was a great success with approximately 100 representatives from the non-profit and business community sharing their recycling success stories and also sharing information about how their fellow attendees can improve recycling efforts. The IRC provided a key note presentation and also provided an information booth.

The Terre Haute Tribune Star covered the event in this story.

Read the Story Here!


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The IRC Welcomes Our Newest Intern!

Welcome Cailtin Howden, the IRC’s Special Projects Intern. Caitlin is a graduate student at IUPUI and the IRC staff is thrilled to have her on board!


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Welcome new IRC Members!


Mary Titsworth Chandler

Davis Design Group, LLC

Innovative Crushing & Aggregate, Inc.



Susan Matthews

City of New Haven



Ohio Mattress Recovery



Sullivan High School




And Thank You To Our Returning Members!



CGS Services Inc.

Indianapolis Power & Light

Ray’s Trash Service

Kim Schafstall








Listing in the “New & Returning Members” section is voluntary. The IRC does not share its membership list or member contact information.

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You’re invited!


Mobius

The IRC’s fall fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 6th at the University Place Hotel & Conference Center in Indianapolis. Please plan to join us!

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Awesome Glass Recycling News!

We’ve got two exciting announcements in the world of glass recycling!

First, the Green Broad Ripple Restaurant Group expanded its glass recycling to include a whopping 14 bars and restaurants that are now recycling their glass. Bins for each restaurant were donated by Saint-Gobain Containers (SGC) and roll-off recycling containers were donated by Strategic Materials. The glass will be collected and sorted by color, and Saint-Gobain, which has a production facility in Dunkirk, will melt and mold the glass into new bottles. This fantastic news is due, in very large part, to IRC supermember and Union Jack’s part-owner Brenda Rising-Moore. Congratulations and thank you Brenda!

Second, Saint-Gobain recently unveiled its new and improved Captain Cullet website, which is dedicated to education about and promotion of glass recycling. On the site (www.captaincullet.com), parents, teachers and kids can find fun and informative material about glass recycling including virtual teachers, videos and games to download.

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IRC Road Re-Port

This month the IRC was represented at, among others, three particularly fabulous events:

— The Senator Lugar Children’s Museum Energy Summit, where we talked with kids about how recycling reduces

— The ROCI Swap Meet, where we toured the Bartholomew

— Muncie’s Living Lightly Fair, where we talked with school officials and parents about the video contest, and with citizens who wanted to know, “Does all the stuff we put in the blue bags REALLY get recycled?” (we were able to report that we actually SAW the MRF in action and yes, the blue bags’ contents really get recycled!). The event was attended by a slew of people and was organized, fun, informative and yes, it included recycling!

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America Recycles Day

More than a celebration, America Recycles Day (ARD) is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. One day to inform and educate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better-365 days a year.

Celebrate by attending an ARD event or by organizing your own event! It doesn’t have to be big, but it can be. Click here to find out more about ARD and to post your event.

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Recycling Bins Available To New Not-For-Profit And School Members


Thanks to a generous donation from Alcoa the IRC is providng recycling bins to our new not-for-profit and school members while supplies last!

New members may receive up to 100 of the 22 gallon bins, valued at approximately $40 a piece. Please contact Katie Graham at katie@indianarecycling.org


or 317-632-5915 to learn more about this opportunity!


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Habitat for Humanity ReStores Divert Tons from Indiana Landfills


Habitat for Humanity is well known for its house building ministry but it is also making a significant contribution to the recycling and reuse community through its ReStores. Habitat ReStores are popping up in communities around the state as a means for fundraising for Habitat and a way to divert materials from landfills through reuse.

The ReStore is a place where people can donate used or new building materials and household items. Habitat takes toilets, cabinets, doors, sinks, and appliances that are then resold with the profits used to help Habitat build more homes. Originally, Habitat started this effort as a fundraiser, but has begun promoting recycling and reuse in the communities where they operate. In the last year, the 17 Habitat ReStore locations in Indiana diverted more than 250,000 tons of material from landfills. In addition, they recycled tons of metals. These ReStores are an excellent resource in your community for partnerships. Habitat could work with your agency or group to promote Earth Day, recycling initiatives, or provide an additional location for a hazardous waste disposal site. Habitat is excited to partner with the Indiana Recycling Coalition and the local Solid Waste Management Districts by working together at state conferences and sharing ideas. To find out more about the ReStores and where they are located, visit www.habitatindiana.org and click on the “find a ReStore” button. You can also give your local ReStore a call to discuss ways you can work together to help build a cleaner and greener state!

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Are you an electronic recycler, processor or refurbisher?

How do you prove you are a responsible electronics recycler? Check out the “An Overview of the e-Stewards® Standard and Certification Process” webinar on Monday, November 15, 2010 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST to find out more about this.

Certification to the e-Stewards® Standard provides assurance to verify that an electronics recycler or asset recovery company meets the world’s most recognized environmental and social justice criteria for electronics recycling.

Learn how to set the bar higher for your organization, demonstrate your commitment to international compliance requirements and your corporate sustainability goals.

Webinar Session Topics:

– Why is the e-Stewards® Standard necessary?

– Overview of the e-Stewards® Standard

– Certification/Registration process and benefits

– Additions beyond ISO 14001

– Tips and Tools

– Already ISO Certified? Check out the site for opportunities for you

– Expert Q&A session with John Fraser and Libby Chaplin

Register here! www.qmi-saiglobal.com/estewardswebinar


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<br /> <table style=”width: 100%;” border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″ bgcolor=”ffffcc”> <tbody style=”text-align: left;”> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: center;”> <table style=”width: 600px;” border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″> <tbody style=”text-align: left;”> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td class=”permission” style=”text-align: center;”></td> </tr> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td class=”header” style=”text-align: left;” height=”77″> <table style=”width: 600px;” border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″> <tbody style=”text-align: left;”> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: left;”><img title=”Newsletter Header” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/header.gif” alt=”Indiana Recycling Coalition” width=”600″ height=”77″ /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: center;”> <table class=”body” style=”width: 600px;” border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″> <tbody style=”text-align: left;”> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td class=”sidebar” style=”text-align: center;” width=”219″ valign=”top”> <h2 class=”issue”>In this issue</h2> <table style=”width: 229px; height: 166px;” border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”3″> <tbody style=”text-align: left;”> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: center;” valign=”top”> <div><a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/#Letter from Executive Director”><strong>Letter from the Executive Director</strong></a></div> </td> </tr> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: center;” valign=”top”> <div><a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/#New Member Welcome”><strong> </strong><strong>Welcome New and Renewing IRC Members </strong></a></div> </td> </tr> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: center;” valign=”top”> <div><a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/#CYCF Video Contest”><strong>IRC Video Contest</strong></a></div> </td> </tr> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: center;” valign=”top”> <div><a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/#Mobius”><strong>Mobius — IRC’s Fall Fundraising Gala</strong></a></div> </td> </tr> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: center;” valign=”top”> <div><a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/#Grants Announced at RMDB Meeting”><strong>RMDB Releases Grant Funding</strong></a></div> </td> </tr> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: center;” valign=”top”> <div><a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/#Congratulations, Carey!”><strong>Congratulations…</strong></a></div> </td> </tr> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: center;” valign=”top”> <div><a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/#IRC On the Road”><strong>IRC On the Road</strong></a></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <img title=”Recycling Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr-small.gif” alt=”Small Side Bar” width=”199″ height=”27″ /> <h2>Upcoming Events</h2> <table border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″> <tbody style=”text-align: left;”> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td class=”sidebg” style=”text-align: center;”> <p>- Trader’s Point Creamery Green Market, Indpls, 09/10, 4-8p.m.</p> <p><br />- Living Lightly Fair, Anderson, 09/18,</p> <p>9 am – 4 pm</p> <p><br />- Children’s Museum Energy Summit, Indpls, 9/20, 10am 1 pm<br /> <br /></p> <a title=”Event Calendar” href=”index.php?page=calendar”><img title=”Check Our Calendar” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/calendar.gif” alt=”Calendar” width=”168″ height=”42″ /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <img title=”Recycling Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr-small.gif” alt=”Small Side Bar” width=”199″ height=”27″ /> <h2>Unsubscribe</h2> <table border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″> <tbody style=”text-align: left;”> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td class=”sidebg” style=”text-align: center;”> <p>You’re receiving this newsletter because you signed up for the Indiana Recycling Coalition Newsletter.</p> <a title=”Unsubscribe to IRC Newsletter” href=”mailto:unsubscribe@indianarecycling.org” target=”_blank”><img title=”Unsubscrive Indiana Recycling Newsletter” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/unsubscribe.gif” alt=”Unsubscribe” width=”168″ height=”42″ /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <img title=”Recycling Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr-small.gif” alt=”Small Side Bar” width=”199″ height=”27″ /> <h2>Contact Us</h2> <table style=”width: 236px; height: 94px;” border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″> <tbody style=”text-align: left;”> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td class=”sidebg” style=”text-align: center;”> <p> </p> <p>1500 N. Delaware St.</p> <p>Indianapolis, IN 46202</p> <p>Phone: (317) 632-5915</p> <p>or (877) 283-9550</p> <a title=”Executive Director Email” href=”http://mce_host/mail:carey@indianarecycling.org” target=”_blank”><img title=”Email us” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/email.gif” alt=”Email” width=”168″ height=”42″ /></a> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a title=”Facebook Link” href=”http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indiana-Recycling-Coalition/148599798859″ target=”_blank”><img title=”Find us on Facebook” src=”/uploads/images/sidebar_logos/btn_fbk_160.png” alt=”” width=”160″ height=”27″ /></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a title=”Twitter” href=”http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ftnzt9bab&amp;et=1103577850195&amp;s=0&amp;e=001v_w7FHPv60S0p_B3dneXVwpejPwaOVIOGUksbZj5Vaj5ASGHfYvXzpvRHz0YcJA8pBJtA7VN9jLOC2Cnxcn9DnWXcTwtS0AlKqPvVUtr1wOrdVo9pTx_lw==” target=”_blank”><img title=”Twitter” src=”/uploads/images/sidebar_logos/btn_twit_160.png” alt=”Twitter” width=”160″ height=”27″ /></a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td class=”mainbar” style=”text-align: left;” width=”348″ valign=”top”> <p><img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /></p> <h2><a name=”Letter from Executive Director”></a>Letter from the Executive Director</h2> <p><br />Dear Members and Friends,<br /> <br />We are thrilled to report that in August, the Recycling Market Development Board awarded $500,000 in grants to support Indiana’s recycling infrastructure. As you’ve read here in recent months, the IRC worked with several stakeholders, including Senators Breaux and Kenley, to secure the release of these previously-frozen funds. According to administration officials, this was a one-time release of $500,000, therefore we will continue to support the use of this fund which incentivizes new green jobs and a more sustainable environment for Indiana.<br /> <br />We are also excited to tell you about our upcoming fall fundraiser, Mobius – A Celebration of Recycling with the IRC on November 6. This will be a fun, elegant evening and we hope to see you there. <br /> <br />Finally, we recently kicked-off our America Recycles Day Jr/High School video contest. Please share this exciting opportunity with all of the middle &amp; high school students and teachers you know and don’t forget to mention the cash prizes and awards ceremony! We are looking forward to once again tapping the talent and creativity of Hoosier students to convey an import environmental message – that recycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint.<br /> <br />Details about these new developments and much more is included below. <br />As always, thank you for your support as we continue the IRC’s important work to advance source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting activities in Indiana!<br /><br />Carey Hamilton<br />Executive Director</p> <p><a class=”center” href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a> <img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /></p> <h2><a name=”New Member Welcome”></a>Welcome newest members of the IRC!</h2> <p> </p> <div style=”text-align: center;”>Ed Mahern<br /> Quality Printing <br />Teachers’ Treasures <br />Yellowbook<br /> <br />And Thank You To Our Returning Members!<br /> <br />Steven Boggs <br />Lori Kaplan <br /> <a title=”Washington, Indiana” href=”http://www.washingtonin.us/” target=”_blank”>The City of Washington, Indiana</a></div> <p><br />Listing in the “New &amp; Returning Members” section is voluntary. The IRC does not share its membership list or member contact information.</p> <p><a class=”center” href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a> <img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /></p> <h2><a name=”CYCF Video Contest”></a>IRC “Curb Your Carbon Footprint” Video Contest</h2> <p>The IRC is looking for Indiana middle and hig</p> <h2><img style=”float: right;” src=”/uploads/images/CYCF%20Theme/kicktocurb.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”86″ /></h2> <p>h school students (grades six through 12) to produce 30-second videos that tell hoosiers why recycling reduces their carbon foorprints. Participants will have the opportunity to receive ca</p> <p>se prizes for their work. Prizes for middle and high school categories are as follows:</p> <p><br /><span>1st Prize: $500</span></p> <p>2nd Prize: $300</p> <p>3rd Prize: $200</p> <p>Viewers Choice: $250</p> <p><span> <div><span style=”color: #405b81;”><strong> </strong></span></div> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span style=”color: #405b81;”><span><strong><strong><strong> </strong></strong></strong></span></span></span></p> <span><span style=”color: #405b81;”><span><strong><strong><strong> </strong></strong></strong><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span> <p><a title=”Video Contest 2010″ href=”index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&amp;cntnt01articleid=61&amp;cntnt01returnid=15″ target=”_blank”>Read more »</a></p> <a class=”center” href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a> <p> </p> <img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /> <h2><a name=”Mobius”></a>Mobius – A Celebration of Recycling with the IRC</h2> <img style=”text-align: right; margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; float: right;” src=”/uploads/images/Mobius Side Bar.jpg” alt=”Inline” width=”227″ height=”197″ />You’re invited!<br /> <br />The IRC’s fall fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 6th at the University Place Hotel &amp; Conference Center in Indianapolis. Please plan to join us there! <br /> <br /> <p><a href=”index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&amp;cntnt01articleid=60&amp;cntnt01returnid=15″ target=”_blank”>Read more »</a></p> <a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a><img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /> <h2><a name=”Grants Announced at RMDB Meeting”></a>Grants Announced at RMDB Meeting</h2> <img src=”file:///C:/Users/Admin/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png” alt=”” /><img style=”float: right;” src=”https://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs022/1101478540901/img/109.jpg” alt=”” width=”113″ height=”150″ /><br />Four Indiana companies will receive grant dollars intended to help attract recycling industry jobs to the state. The funding represents the first grants made since the state froze the board’s funds in late 2008 to help offset state revenue shortfalls.<br /><br /><br />Bruce Burrow, Chairman of the Recycling Market Development Board (RMDB) said, “The Indiana Recycling Coalition, along with Senators Breaux and Kenley and RMDB members deserve credit for persuading officials in April to free up the funding that will assist companies to either expand operations or relocate to Indiana, thus potentially creating over 200 new full time jobs.”<br /><br /> <p><a href=”admin/moduleinterface.php?mact=News,m1_,editarticle,0&amp;sp_=6d148c7b&amp;m1_articleid=66″>Read more »</a></p> <a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a> <p> </p> <img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /> <h2><a name=”Congratulations, Carey!”></a>Congratulations, Carey!</h2> <p><br />The IRC’s own Executive Director, Carey Hamilton, has signed on to serve as co-chair of the Super Bowl 2012 Sustainability Committee. We know that Carey’s work in this capacity will advance the mission of the IRC and we are thrilled that she will be leading the effort to make the 2012 Super Bowl the most sustainable Super Bowl in history!<br /> <br />In addition, Carey was recently selected to be a member of the highly competitive Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series.</p> <p><a href=”http://www.indychamber.com/ContentFiles/552/News%20release%20-%20new%20SKL%20class%207-13-10.pdf” target=”_blank”>Read more »</a></p> <p><a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a></p> <img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /> <h2><a name=”IRC On the Road”></a>IRC On the Road</h2> <p><br /> Thank You Strategic Materials!<br /> <img style=”float: right;” src=”https://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs022/1101478540901/img/115.jpg” alt=”” width=”160″ height=”163″ /><br />Thanks to Strategic Materials, the IRC is now publicized at recycling locations across central Indiana. Strategic generously funded the purchase of large IRC stickers that are now located on Strategic’s glass collection bins and are available for other recycling bins around the state. Thank you Dean Schmuhl and Strategic!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />—–<br /> IRC interns Don Brown and Andrew Pappas staffed the John Mayer concert as a part of Reverb to promote the IRC. During the day, Don had the opportunity to rub elbows with the Taco Bell Taco &amp; Hot Sauce mascots. Lesson learned: promoting the IRC can really put you in touch with some important people!</p> <p> </p> <p><img src=”https://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs022/1101478540901/img/107.jpg” alt=”” width=”310″ /></p> <p>——</p> <p>If you know of events where the IRC should be represented, or its stickers should be placed, please let us know about them!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: center;” colspan=”2″> <table style=”width: 560px; height: 82px;” border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″> <tbody style=”text-align: left;”> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td class=”footer” style=”text-align: center;”> <p>1500 N. Delaware St. Indianapolis, IN 46202</p> <p>Phone: (317) 632-5915 or (877) 283-9550</p> <p><a href=”mailto:carey@indianarecycling.org”>carey@indianarecycling.org</a></p> <p>Copyright © 2009 All Rights Reserved</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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