82% Recycling Rate in California
June 28, 2011
Just came across this mini article on GOOD about California’s recycling rate in 2009. It turns out that the rate was at the highest it’s been since 1992, and it seems to be due to two factors: this little recession we have going on and an increase in the redemption value from 4 cents to 5 cents. As a comparison, California’s beverage container recycling rate is almost triple the national average (82% vs 33%). Wow!