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Survey: Recycling up statewide in Kansas

February 3, 2012

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— A recent survey shows the number of Kansans who recycle has jumped dramatically.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released the results of its 2011 Community Recycling Survey last month. It found that the number of Kansans who recycle reached 85 percent in 2011, up from 65 percent the last time the survey was administered in 2005.

KDHE Secretary Robert Moser says he is encouraged so many Kansans recycle.

His agency's survey also found that 81 percent of households recycle aluminum cans, 70 percent of households recycle plastics, 56 percent of households recycle newspapers, 45 percent of households recycle cardboard and 44 percent of households recycle other paper.

The agency surveyed 300 people by phone over a two-week period in November.

Comments

Hooligan_016 2 years, 10 months ago

Great! I hope the numbers for cardboard/chipboard increase. It's amazing how much space you save in your trash when you aren't stuffing it with cereal boxes!

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