|March 9th, 2010
Utah Legislature needs to consider bottle bill
By Juliann Fritz from the Park Record
Beverage containers make up about 80 percent of all disposable containers sold in the United States and only 24 percent of the 1.55 billion produced in Utah get recycled. Isn’t it time Utah thought about a Beverage Container Deposit Act? Get more info here.
Airline Recycling rates grounded
A new report released by Green America's consumer watchdog Web site, ResponsibleShopper.org, reveals that the airline industry has a lot to learn about the art of diversion. A non-profit consumer organization, Green America's What Goes Up, Must Go Down: The Sorry State of Recycling in the Airline Industry report divulges that the airline industry generates over 440,000 tons of material annually - the average airline passenger generates 1.3 pounds of material per flight - 75 percent of which could be recycled, but only 20 percent is. Read the report here.
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Wednesday, March 10
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Did You Know?
Recycle Utah is now accepting Tetra Pacs also known as foil lined containers? You know the ones we’re talking about! Soy, Almond, Rice milks, soups and soup stocks, etc. Crush them, take out their plastic spouts and put them in the container next to the cardboard compactor. Ask a staff member or volunteer for more information. More info here.