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Jan 21, 2011 | 12:22 PM |

Kick off for cans

An Indiana group is hoping the NFL Super Bowl will yield a big payoff for recycling, given that more snacks are consumed in the United States on the day of the annual football spectacular than on any other day of the year. The Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) has received a $124,252 grant from the Alcoa Foundation to create a state-wide public space recycling program to coincide with the staging of the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis. Much of the funding will be used to buy about 500 recycling bins for public venues around the state, including athletic venues, golf courses and parks. "We believe it will help us target cans that would otherwise end up in the waste stream," Alcoa's recycling director, Beth Schmitt, said. Grants will be provided to eligible utilities that are able to create and maintain....

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