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    Fast Facts: Mar. 21

    • Product packaging accounts for one-third of trash.
    • Solid waste disposal is the third largest municipal government expense after police protection and education.
    • 70 percent less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.
    • Once an aluminum can is recycled it can be part of new can within six weeks.
    • Incinerating 10,000 tons of waste creates one job, land-filling the same amount of waste creates six jobs but recycling this much waste creates 36 jobs.

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