Education Resources

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?


Check out the Plastic Free July Website to learn more about it.


Okie Recycling Tours

Are you curious to learn more about recycling happenings in your local community or state? Do you want to know how recycling works in your city? How about what happens to your recycling once it leaves your curb? Or, how recyclables are made into new products and available for you to purchase? If your answer […]

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Defending Recycling

Print or download the Defending Recycling information. (PDF) How to Respond to Attacks on Recycling Published Summer 2000 by the NRC Introduction A Five-Step Approach to Defend Recycling Responses to 10 Common Anti-Recycling Arguments 1. Recycling costs too much. 2. Recycling should pay for itself. 3. Recycling causes pollution. 4. Recycling doesn’t save trees or […]

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World’s Shortest Comprehensive Recycling Guide

Print or download the World’s Shortest Recycling Guide (PDF) World’s Shortest Comprehensive Recycling Guide Good to recycle Bad to recycle Notes Unbroken glass containers Clear is the most valuable. Lids can go with metal. Ceramics, pyrex, tableware, windows, lightbulbs, mirrors. Broken glass is hard to sort. Only bottle glass is acceptable. Ceramics contaminate glass. Glass […]

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How to Start, Expand or Promote a Recycling Program

Coca-Cola Recycling Bin Grant Program The Coca-Cola Recycling Bin Grant Program supports local community recycling programs by providing selected grant recipients with containers for the collection of beverage container recyclables in public settings. Selected grant recipients will receive actual recycling bins instead of funding. Recycling Toolkit for Communities Toolkit General Resources Recycling Program Planning Guide […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce Learn how to consume and throw away less. Adbusters fronts an effort to reduce resource consumption by promoting events such as “Buy Nothing Day” the day after Thanksgiving. Air Quality Health Advisory sign up. An Air Quality Health Advisory will be issued if/when ozone levels reach unhealthy for sensitive groups level. Energystar (EPA) helps […]

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Educational Resources for Schools

World’s Shortest Comprehensive Recycling Guide K-12 Sustainability Curriculum list Recycling Websites for Kids / Teens TerraCycle (fundraising) DEQ Environmental Education Grant (deadline Dec. 1) List of Environmental Education Funding Opportunities School Recycling Program Implementation Plan How to Start & Sustain a School or Office Recycling Program Use Less Stuff Week/America Recycles Day Activities for Schools […]

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Oklahoma manufacturers that use recycled materials in their processes

Ardagh Group, Sapulpa Atlas Roofing, Ardmore Dlubak Glass, Okmulgee Georgia Pacific, Muskogee International Paper Company, Valliant Orchids Paper Products, Pryor Owens-Illinois Glass Containers, Muskogee Republic Paperboard Company, Lawton Western Fibers, Hollis (as of 7/21) How to start your own paper recycling business by Butch Adamick edited by Rodney Hendershott One of the easiest, and in […]

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Get Informed

Reducing Waste At Home   REDUCE PAPER WASTE A good portion of what you throw in the garbage each day is paper. Much of the paper generated in our homes comes in the mail. The average American household receives more than 500 pieces of advertising mail each year. Take action to reduce the amount of […]

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