Prison recycling program launches for inmates

Prison recycling program launched

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico Corrections Department has found an unusual way of going green.

It’s launched a new program which uses leftover items from the prisons like food and towels and puts them toward a new use.

As part of the program, leftover food is transformed into fertilizer, is used for worm farms and may ultimately be used to create biodiesel.

There is also a program at the women’s prison which allows them to turn used towels into stuffed animals and old wood pallets are being turned into toys.

The program is designed to train inmates in a number of trades. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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