Californians recycle record number of containers


Last updated 12/4/2008 at Noon

SACRAMENTO — Between January and June Californians recycled a record 7.6 billion beverage containers, raising the six-month California Refund Value (CRV) recycling rate to 76 percent.

The jump is an increase of nearly 600 million beverage containers over the same period in 2007, when the recycling rate was 71 percent.

“This is an extraordinary accomplishment in a very short time,” Department of Conservation (DOC) Director Bridgett Luther said. “Californians have really stepped up their recycling efforts and data shows we are on pace to set an all-time high for beverage container r...

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