RAM-GreenCorps Carton Recycling Project

GreenCorps LogoIn 2013- 2014, RAM hosted a Minnesota Green Corps member, Katelyn Larsen, to carry out a project with a focus on expanding carton recycling in rural schools. It was as a direct result of this project that RAM and the Carton Council joined forces.


GreenCorps Member serving with the Recycling Association of Minnesota on America Recycles Day November 15, 2013

GreenCorps project activities included:
• Contacting schools, waste haulers and other participants for the carton recycling project
• Working with the Jeffers Foundation to set up a pilot bulk milk dispenser project  in a Minnesota school and conducting a study comparing bulk milk dispensers and carton recycling as a means to reduce waste and to provide schools and institutions with different options.
• Setting up informational booths for Earth Day and other events to promote RAM and recycling in general.
• Assisting RAM with web-site and other public education development
• Preparing presentations for use in other schools and institutions potentially interested in future carton recycling


GreenCorps Member Katelyn Larsen giving recycling quiz to student visitors at Discovery School’s Earth Day Fair April 22, 2014 in Alexandria, MN.


Presentations generated from project:

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The Recycling Association of Minnesota’s 2013-14 GreenCorps Project.kl

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