May is Bike Month in the Kansas City region.

May is Bike Month

We’re celebrating KC Bike Month at MARC and want you to join us. There are many reasons to ride. Biking is fun. It saves money. It improves physical and mental health. It’s good for the environment. And, during the month of May, you could win prizes just by riding and joining the KC Bike Month […]

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Celebrate Earth Day around the region

Earth Day is on Friday and we hope you join us in taking steps to protect the environment—this week and every week.   Visit RecycleSpot.org to learn about ways you can take action and find details for more than 20 local green events. What can I do to celebrate? The KC Regional Climate Action Plan […]

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EPA recognizes Solid Waste Management District for promoting sustainable food management

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has recognized the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District for its notable achievements and innovations in the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge in 2021. The MARC Solid Waste Management District’s outreach efforts addressing food waste include maintaining a food waste prevention webpage, as well as presentations […]

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EPA announces funding for regional food waste reduction project

The Mid-America Regional Council has been awarded $174,924 in funding for a project to address food waste reduction in the nine‐county Kansas City region. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announced the grant on Sept. 30, along with two others for Sustainable Materials Management projects: The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas […]

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How to dispose of leftover medications

Pharmaceutical drug abuse poses countless problems for our country. Every 8 minutes, an American dies from an unintentional drug overdose. Seven out of 10 people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends and family. Often, they find forgotten pills in a home medicine cabinet. The problem, sadly, finds its way to our youngest and […]

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Dispose of household hazardous waste at mobile events

With vaccinated people across the region returning some level of normalcy to their routine after months at home, one thing may be left undone — what to do with those oozy, smelly and fumy chemicals found while cleaning during quarantine? Removing clutter from your house, you may have unearthed ancient cosmetics from under the bathroom […]

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Biking in Autumn

2020 ozone season wraps up

The 2020 ozone season has officially ended and, while the data is still being validated, it appears that the Greater Kansas City region exceeded the ozone standard only once. Ground-level ozone forms when emissions from sources such as vehicles, industry and power plants react with heat and sunlight. Thankfully, the 2020 ozone season (March 1–Oct. […]

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Fire Prevention Week: How to Recycle Old Fire Safety Supplies

This week, Oct. 5-9, marks Fire Prevention Week — an awareness campaign from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that has been educating Americans since its inception in 1925 under President Calvin Coolidge. After decades of observing a week of remembrance for the survivors of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the U.S. government turned […]

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Tips for recycling during COVID-19

Millions of households around the region are facing newfound stressors and disruptions to their routines due to COVID-19 and the ways in which we are combating its spread. That sudden change in priorities, although having some unintended benefits for automobile emissions levels, has become a burden on the environment in a different way — with […]

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