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Massachusetts Governor’s Office Announces New Recycling Resource

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
The Recycling IQ Kit will help educate residents on how to better recycle.

The Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts have announced a new resource through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to help municipalities across the state increase the purity of recycling streams. The resource is called the Recycling IQ Kit.

“The Commonwealth is committed to sustainability and protection of our environment, and working collectively, we can continue to increase the economic value and environmental benefit of recycling in all of our communities,” said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in a statement. “The Recycling IQ Kit is an innovative way to help cities and towns reach these important goals.”

The Recycling IQ Kit was created by both MassDEP and The Recycling Partnership and was tested in several Massachusetts communities before being released statewide.

“MassDEP is committed to working with municipal recycling officials, haulers and recycling facilities to clean up the materials stream and insure a healthier recycling industry,” said Martin Suuberg, commissioner of MassDEP, in a statement. “With a robust recycling infrastructure in Massachusetts, it’s more important than ever to protect the investments made by local and state government and private industry and keep the supply chain of good, clean recyclables flowing to end users to make new products and packaging.”

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