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In the News: Colorado Springs chosen for pilot recycling program

From The Gazette – December 10, 2017:

Colorado’s recycling rates lag far behind the national average and even further behind states with a progressive environmental agenda, a report shows.

“Colorado likes to say it’s a green, environmentally conscious state, but it’s pretty dirty when it comes to waste,” said Laurie Johnson, executive director of the nonprofit Colorado Association for Recycling.

Only 12 percent of waste produced in the state is recycled, compared with the national average of 34 percent, says the report by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017.