MT P2 Listserve: Grants, News and other updates by Sandra!

WasteP2 Listserve

May 22, 2015


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Sandra Boggs


  1. Field Trip Grants from Target®

Because field trips are becoming harder and harder to afford for many schools, Target® is offering grants in each state. The average amount is $700 and you can learn more by contacting this email:, or visiting their website:


Both private and public schools are eligible. Many disciplines are included. Deadline is September 30, 2015.


  1. Cans the Most Sustainable Bottle Packaging

The Aluminum Association makes a strong case for aluminum being the most sustainable beverage packaging choice, and a material that can increase sustainability in manufacturing.


  1. PET Recycling: Ohio Plant Investing $18 Million to Use More R/C

A new multi-million dollar wash line will allow Phoenix Technologies to purchase and incorporate more scrap plastic and increase the recycled-content (R/C) of their product.


  1. “Significant Shift in Garbage Policy” for NYC = Steep Challenges

New York City’s garbage collection and disposal activities are “environmentally and financially unsustainable” according to this first article from Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious goal is getting attention. Find out more about the challenges and plans here:

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  1. Nestle® Creating “Zero Water” Milk Factory in California

The “zero water” milk factory is in addition to eight other California facilities that Nestle® is putting money into in order to reduce water use as a result of the drought in California. The company already has one zero water milk plant in Mexico.

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  1. Crushed CRT Glass Stored Illegally in 128 Trailers in MN

Materials Processing LLC removed the trailers and sent the material to a hazardous waste facility as part of their corrective actions, as well as paid a state fine of $125,000. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency stated “The citation relates to a paperwork classification of those materials as opposed to any environmental misdoing.”