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BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State students create app to show positive impact of recycling programs

From dormitories to the Horseshoe, Buckeyes are enthusiastic about the benefits of recycling. And a team of students from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and the College of Engineering created a tool that they hope will help spread that enthusiasm to municipalities of all sizes across the country. The group recently developed an app — called RecycleNow — that’s designed to help cities and other local governments quantify the economic, social and environmental benefits of recycling programs, thereby helping them make the case for continuing and expanding those efforts. “It brings all the environmental and social impacts