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  • Events

    Mission to Zero: 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops

    2016 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops will be held Friday, October 7th, from 8 am – 1 pm, at The Country Club of Lincoln. Each year, WasteCap Nebraska honors high-achieving businesses and communities for their contributions to Nebraska’s Good Life through superior environmental and social performance.  Join us to honor the 2016 Sustainable Business Award … Read More //

    How do you bring a convenient, cost-effective curbside recycling program to your community?

    Wed., June 8:Convenient Curbside Recycling: 11:30 am -12:30 pm CST How do you bring a convenient, cost-effective curbside recycling program to your community? A recycling bin at every home, school, business, event and government building – that’s the foundation of a Zero Waste community. We’ll tackle the nuts and bolts of curbside recycling and discuss solutions to help you overcome … Read More //

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    Zero Waste Business & Community Roadmap Webinar Series

      Wed., June 8:Convenient Curbside Recycling: 11:30 am -12:30 pm CST How do you bring a convenient, cost-effective curbside recycling program to your community? A recycling bin at every home, school, business, event and government building – that’s the foundation of a Zero Waste community. We’ll tackle the nuts and bolts of curbside recycling and discuss solutions to help … Read More //

  • News

    Meet the 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon Keynote Speaker

    Will Sagar, Executive Director with the Southeast Recycling Development Council, will be our inspiring keynote speaker this year, Friday, October 7th.  SERDC’s mission is to unite industry, government, and non-government organizations to promote sustainable recycling in the Southeast.  Efforts include a specific focus upon the economic impact of the recycling industry. He works from his … Read More //

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    Planning vs. Name-Calling on Climate Change

    Senator Ken Haar, of Legislative District 21, addressed George Will’s column in the Lincoln Journal Star with a letter to the editor regarding the way Nebraska scientists and policy-makers are addressing climate change. Including that Will’s column contains numerous factual errors.  The most egregious is its premise, which implies that the scientific consensus (more than … Read More //

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    Volunteer Opportunities at WasteCap Nebraska

    Interested in being a volunteer at WasteCap Nebraska?  WasteCap is looking for multiple volunteer positions including:  data management, website development, football parking, waste assessments and reporting, research, outreach calling and social media management.  Contact Heather Creevan at 402-436-2384 x 1002 or email hcreevan@wastecapne.org. … Read More //

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    Stop Trashing the Climate, Show Your Support with a Donation Today

    Wasting directly impacts climate change because it is directly linked to global resource extraction, transportation, processing and manufacturing.  When we minimize waste, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in sectors that together represent 36.7% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emission   WasteCap Nebraska’s mission is to eliminate waste in Nebraska. WasteCap Nebraska advances sustainable practices … Read More //

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  • Spotlights

    Nebraska Recycles Grows with Large Corporate Electronics Recycling

    Congratulations to Nebraska Recycles, which handles electronic waste and hard drive destruction, sees gains with abut 80% of its business coming from large companies and the rest from residential.  Over 99 percent of the services are provided at no charge!  Owner Jack Doerr said revenues come from parts from electronics, especially computers.  For more information … Read More //

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    Recycling Today Magazine Hightlights Central States Reprocessing

    ISRI 2016 Convention: Not so niche! Recyclers are finding more end users for difficult-to-recycle plastics. Troy Burgess, CEO, Central States Reprocessing LLC (CSR), Lincoln, Nebraska, said he has been in the PVC extrusion business for 22 years. CSR opened its doors in 2010, recycling high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) for the composite decking industry. … Read More //

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    Nebraska State Fair Qualifies as a Zero Waste Event

    Congratulations to the Nebraska State Fair for qualifying as a zero waste event for the second consecutive year with WasteCap Nebraska’s goZero program. State fair officials reported a 91.1% diversion rate, diverting 39.6% more plastics and 117% more cardboard than the previous year. The Zero Waste International Alliance defines zero waste as having a 90 … Read More //

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WasteCap's Mission Statement

Our Mission: Eliminating waste in Nebraska through innovation, education and policy change.