Vermont behind recycling, composting goals

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Vermont is still not meeting its goal of recycling and composting half its waste, according to a new report from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. Vermonters still generate about the same amount of waste as they did ten years ago, when the state’s Universal Recycling Law was passed, the report says. In addition, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, are threatening recycling, composting and waste disposal, Kelly said. The department supports including them in the Vermont battery recycling program, which it calls one of the most successful in the country. Kelly said both recycling and the expansion of the bottle law could be supported by making manufacturers cover the cost of collecting recyclables.
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Windsor High coach to lead Vermont’s Shrine Bowl team; roster announced

Valley News file — Geoff HansenAfter leading the Windsor High football team to back-to-back perfect seasons and VPA Division III state titles, Greg Balch was named the head coach of the Vermont team for the 2023 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Division IFirst team: Brayden Trombly, Hartford, DB (second team as QB); AJ Aldrich, Hartford, OL/DL; Connor Tierney, Hartford, OL/DL; Brody Tyburski, Hartford, DL (second team as RB). Second team: Sean Keliher, Hartford, RB; Justin Robinson, Hartford, RB/ILB; Andrew Keenan, Hartford, OL; Nolan Morse, Hartford, OLB; Cole Withington, Hartford, OL (honorable mention as ILB). Division IIIFirst team: Maison Fortin, Windsor, QB/LB; Logan Worrall, Windsor, RB/LB; Bradley Bowers, Windsor, OL; Charles Palmer, Windsor, DL (second team as OL); Tydus Percy, Windsor, DL; Travis McAllister, Windsor, return (second team as RB and QB); Caden Perreault, Woodstock, RB/DB; Willie Underwood, Woodstock, RB/DL; Hudson Maxham, Woodstock, OL; Conner Dinn, Woodstock, LB; Christian Ditcheos, Oxbow, OL; Chase Lund; Oxbow, QB/LB/K/P; Jaxon Griffin, Oxbow, DB; Hunter Fahey, Oxbow, DL (second team as OL). Second team: Rodger Petermann, Windsor, TE; Avery Bean, Windsor, OL; Brody Osgood, Windsor, DB; Corey Lockwood, Windsor, DB; Vance Martin, Windsor, DL; Olivia MacLeay, Windsor, K; Vincent Petron, Woodstock, RB; Holden Laramie, Woodstock, OL; Cody Bartlett, Woodstock, LB; Chance Palmer, Woodstock, DL; Ryan Woodward, Woodstock, DL; Ryland Begnoche, Oxbow, OL; Will Ilsley, Oxbow, RB;Honorable mention: Gavin Martin, Windsor, RB; Nikk Schwarz, Oxbow, RB.

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