recycling en KDHE: State's Recycling Rate On The Rise The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the state's recycling rate has risen from about 18 percent in 2005 to 34 percent by the end of last year.</p><p> The agency says the numbers reflect the percent of waste that ends up in recycling facilities instead of landfills.</p><p> The KDHE's Bureau of Waste Management director Bill Bider says the recycling rate has improved each year over the last decade.</p><p> KDHE added that the per capita daily disposal rate has dropped by about a fourth since 2005, to about 4 pounds per day.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:38:30 +0000 Associated Press 30047 at Community Sustainability Fair Saturday In Downtown Wichita <p>What is being called a "community sustainability" event will be part of the annual KidFest&nbsp;this Saturday in Expo Hall at Century II in downtown Wichita,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">9 a.m. to 5 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Green Zone will feature family-friendly activities in an effort to encourage people to conserve water, save energy, recycle, improve air quality and garden.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Free vehicle-emission testing will be available.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 16:25:21 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 16665 at Schools Receive $83,000 For Recycling Projects <p>The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has awarded grants totaling nearly $83,000 to 27 of the state's public schools for recycling-related projects.<br><br>The department the grants were awarded for the next school year and will help pay for recycling bins, composting programs, programs for handling cafeteria waste and field trips to recycling centers. Schools from across the state won grants from $750 t0 $4500.<br><br>Nearby schools that won grants include:</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 11:34:43 +0000 Associated Press 16582 at How, Where And Why To Recycle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The mission of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="">WIRE or Wichita Initiative to Renew the Environment</a> is t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">o identify the priority concerns around the environment for citizens of Wichita and then help them engage in those types of activities.</span></p><p>The group recently created&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">a two-minute animated video to encourage citizens to take advantage of recycling opportunities.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:40:48 +0000 Carla Eckels 15855 at How, Where And Why To Recycle Recycling: Is It Really Necessary? <p>The Wichita City Council adopted a new solid waste and recycling plan in November 2012 that requires all trash haulers to offer recycling services for items such as paper, plastic and aluminum.<br><br>In an effort to increase recycling, a new video has been released by <a href="">WIRE, Wichita Initiative To Renew the Environment.</a><br><br>The two-minute animated video was created to encourage citizens to take advantage of recycling opportunities that are now available and address issues about recycling:<br><br><br> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:33:57 +0000 Carla Eckels 15800 at Recycling: Is It Really Necessary?