Steps to Developing a Oyster Recycling System
The steps to develop a oyster shell recycling system are pretty straightforward. Of course, coordinating the different organizations to work together can be challenging.
1. First you will have to have a location to store and isolate the shell.
2. You will have to have enough bins to provide to restaurants for the shell.
3. The number of pick-ups per week is a big deal. The hauler will need to be able to do it as many times as the restaurant requires. The oyster shell are heavier than standard trash, so the cost to the owners is higher per volume. This can be a great incentive for them to be part of a oyster recycling program.
4. You should start small by developing a pilot program of 5 to 8 restaurants and then grow as you work out the bugs in the program. An end-of-the-season party (or oyster roast) is a great way to celebrate and thank the restaurants that are involved. It can be a great way to recruit more restaurants too.
Canadian Students Step Up to the Challenge to Recycle Thousands of Cell Phones
Recycle My Cell, Canada’s national recycling program for mobile phones and accessories, today announced the winning schools in the Recycle My Cell Challenge. Held in partnership with the 2010 Waste Reduction Week in Canada, Canadian secondary schools and post-secondary institutions were challenged to recycle as many old wireless devices possible, including cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs, pagers, accessories and cell phone batteries.
From October 18 to November 30, 2010, students from 70 schools from six provinces participated in the Recycle My Cell Challenge and collected almost 4,000 wireless devices, as well as close to 200 kilograms of batteries and other wireless accessories.
“We are thrilled with the extraordinary efforts made by the students that participated in the Recycle My Cell Challenge,” said Bernard Lord, President and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. “On behalf of Canada’s wireless industry, I want to commend these enthusiastic environmental leaders of tomorrow”.
The school in each province that collected the most cell phones, based on student population, will receive a cash donation to support the school’s green initiatives, as well as a new smartphone that the Principal will award to a student who has shown outstanding leadership in environmental protection…