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Recycling provides additional boon to environment


Last updated 1/17/2008 at Noon

SACRAMENTO — An increase in the refund available for empty beverage containers prompted Californians to achieve a significant jump in recycling in the first half of 2007.

In the process, they also created a substantial environmental benefit, according to a new report released by the state Department of Conservation (DOC).

The “Six-Month Report of Beverage Container Recycling and Significant Carbon Reductions” shows California’s beverage container recycling rate rose six percentage points, to 71 percent, from January to June 2007.

By recycling billions of aluminum cans, glass and...

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