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5 ways to be a better recycler

5 ways to be a better recycler

Do you have your home recycling straightened out? There may be new rules you missed. Photo: Flickr/practicalowl We’ve got good news, and we’ve got bad news. The good news is that Americans are doing a better job recycling, at least when it comes to one particular type of materials: plastics. According to a recently released report on non-bottle plastic recycling rates for 2009 by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), “A minimum of 479 million pounds of post-consumer non-bottle rigid plastic was recovered in 2009.” This figure represents an increase of 33 percent over 2008, which is a significant jump. Huzzah! Now, the bad news: You can’t get complacent. This report only covers one aspect of the recycling spectrum, and there’s still a great deal more that could be done to boost overall rates around the country. So, what’s a well-meaning recycler to do? Here are our top five...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/02/21/5-ways-to-be-a-better...

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