The city of Hartford, Conn. will introduce a new pilot program called “Go Green Use Blue.”
The program will include using single-stream recycling project, and will work in conjunction with RecycleBank’s incentive program. Single stream means houses get one one collection container for all paper, glass, metal and plastic recyclables. The materials then get separated and sold to buyers.
To begin in May, the project will be open to around 5,000 households in the city. These residents will receive a 64-gallon cart, where all the recyclables will be deposited.
Hartford will be the first community in the nation to benefit from the National Recycling Partnership’s grant program, and you can read more about it here.
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.
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Jill Culora, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].