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This Week in Waste: Top Stories Sept 5 - Sept 7

Video-This Week in Waste: Top Stories Sept 5 - Sept 7

Short week means fewer top stories but they're still good all the same! This week the Olympics are going all in on sustainability and a grant helps aluminum recovery.

#3 - Wisconsin Policy Forum Studies State Landfill Deposits

Wisconsin has made significant strides in reducing landfill deposits over the past 14 years, according to research from the Wisconsin Policy Forum. In 2007, 11 million tons of trash found its way into state landfills, with approximately 2 million tons originating from other states. By 2021, this figure had dropped to 8.2 million tons, with just 315,000 tons coming from out-of-state sources.

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#2 - Paris Aims High to Reduce Carbon Footprint for the 2024 Olympics

Olympic Games organizers have set bold sustainability goals for Paris 2024, beginning with halving plastic trash generated in recent past Games. The objective is part of a larger plan to cut the Games’ carbon footprint in half compared to London 2012 and Rio 2016.

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#1 - The Recycling Partnership Grant Helps MRFs Double Down on Aluminum Recovery

Aluminum beverage cans have the highest recycling rate of all drink containers at about 45 percent, with roughly 75 percent of aluminum ever made still in circulation.

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