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Recycling Waste PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Muir   
Sunday, December 30 2007
Recycling waste can mean less pollution, fewer landfills

The region's booming growth means more garbage, which eventually ends up part of a growing mountain of materials piling up in landfills and burning in incinerators. The average Central Florida resident generates almost 9 pounds of trash a day.

But even though Central Florida is generating more trash because it has more people every year, the region is also recycling at a higher rate, according to figures from the state Department of Environmental Protection. That means that instead of filling up a landfill, a greater percentage of trash is being turned into new products (see graphic).

For more details, see this Orlando Sentinel article .

Last Updated ( Monday, December 31 2007 )
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