Maine Generates More Trash, Recycles Less

Augusta, Maine — A new state report shows that Maine is generating more trash and recycling less of it. According to the Bangor Daily News, the report says that the state generated more than 2 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) from 2001 to 2003, which represents a 9 percent increase from the preceding two-year period. The report also shows that the state’s recycling rate decreased from 37.3 percent in 2001 to 35.5 percent two years later, according to the paper.