Office of Environmental Quality http://wvxu.org en Cincinnati ends Recyclebank program http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-ends-recyclebank-program <p>Cincinnati has dropped the Recyclebank program designed to encourage residents to recycle. &nbsp;<br><br>City officials say participation rates were disappointing. &nbsp;<br><br>The program is being revamped in order to realize the city's original intent:&nbsp; to encourage and reward people who recycle, which in turns saves taxpayer dollars on tipping fees at the landfill. &nbsp;<br><br>Current rewards can still be redeemed through Recyclebank. &nbsp;<br><br>In 2012, city residents and small business recycled more than 17,000 tons, which compares to just more than 12,000 tons in 2008. Thu, 02 May 2013 19:34:37 +0000 Jay Hanselman 12109 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati ends Recyclebank program Updating the Green Cincinnati plan http://wvxu.org/post/updating-green-cincinnati-plan <p>Officials are working to update the city's sustainability plan called Green Cincinnati. &nbsp;<br><br>Environmental Quality Director Larry Falkin said it's the roadmap preparing the city to be environmentally, economically and socially successful in competitions with other cities and parts of the world. &nbsp;<br><br>The plan was drafted in 2007 and city council adopted it a year later. &nbsp;<br><br>Now Falkin said it's time for an update.<br> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:47:23 +0000 Jay Hanselman 8311 at http://wvxu.org Updating the Green Cincinnati plan