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Indianapolis Ranked One of the Worst Cities for Recycling

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In the city, only 7 percent of trash is recycled.

Indianapolis has been ranked one of the worst cities for recycling. It recycles only 7 percent of trash, and it’s the biggest municipality without a curbside recycling program servicing every household, according to a report by IndyStar.

The city’s recycling rate is far below the rate of San Francisco (80 percent) and Seattle (60 percent).

IndyStar has more information:

Indianapolis is at risk of becoming the most wasteful big city in America.

It already wastes the greatest portion of its recyclable trash among any of the 20 biggest cities, and many recycle far, far more.

How bad is it? In San Francisco, the top recycling city, 80 percent of the trash is reused. In Seattle, almost all residents participate in the program, reusing nearly 60 percent of the waste. The national average is 35 percent.

Read the full story here.

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