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On this episode, JD and Emily interview The Colorado Water Center and the Environmental Justice Working Group about World Water Day. Reporter Maximos Hunter features last weekend’s BIFF Fort Collins Film Festival, while Henry Netherland interviews a member of the band Daughters. Reporters Ren Wadsworth and Katie Otter provide local and national news updates....

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By: Mia Sawaya FORT COLLINS- Each year a plethora of new electronics are released and purchased. I recently got a new phone, but I wonder what happened to my old one. To find out more about e-waste and recycling options for devices, I contacted Chase Freeman, a representative for the companies ecoATM and Gazelle.com To summarize, ecoATM is a company that collects used devices like mobile phones, MP3 players, tablets, and chargers in...

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Money for Your Metal

Money for Your Metal


Posted By on Oct 29, 2018

By: Mia Sawaya FORT COLLINS- Plastic is a common recyclable, but metal- at least in my head- is less conventional. That’s why I interviewed Colorado Iron and Metal’s president, Dan Garvin, to learn more about recycling metals. Colorado Iron and Metal is located both in Fort Collins and Loveland where they sort metals like copper, brass, aluminum, and steel. After sorting the metals, they send them to a refinery where the metals can be...

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By: Mia Sawaya FORT COLLINS- Autumn is here and the leaves need raking. Last week, I saw people around campus piling up leaves, so I interviewed CSU’s grounds department for more information. Sheela Backen, the department manager, explains that the leaves are taken to the composting facility at the foothills campus. They are specifically taken to the windrow composting which is basically a large compilation of organic materials....

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By: Mia Sawaya FORT COLLINS – A few weeks ago, the Integrated Solid Waste Program introduced new solar paneled trash cans to the CSU campus. I contacted Sheela Backen, the program’s head manager, for further insight into how the idea came to be and how these trash cans are improving campus. The idea to introduce these solar paneled bins to campus was inspired by their success at Georgia State University. Sheela explains that...

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By: Mia Sawaya FORT COLLINS – The Timberline Recycling Center is having a Special Collection Event this Saturday, October 6, from 9am to 3pm, so I visited the facility for more information. At the facility I met with Susan Gordon, the program manager for the city of Fort Collins, and Jason Komes, a waste reduction specialist, to learn about the Timberline facility, problems associated with incorrect recycling, and details about...

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