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California Adopts 75% Recycling Goal

By Jeff Simeon Oct 06, 2011 - Clean-Ups, Recycle
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California has always been a national leader in the recycling movement. One reason why is that in 1989 a statewide bill introduced the mandate of 50% materials recycling to the State. Yesterday, on October 6, 2011 the state got a new goal of 75%!

In Santa Barbara County, we have been at or close to 75% recycling for the last few years, as have several local cities. This bill challenges the rest of California to reach our recycling level. It also challenges us to keep up our great track record and continue to expand recycling opportunities in Santa Barbara County.

You can read more about this exciting change and more in a statement from Californians Against Waste. Or you can read the official bill, AB 341.

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