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Issue Fact Sheets - Available For DistributionThe following materials have been prepared to provide some facts on these important issues.
Fact Sheets for earthday, 2013
Other resources for those going before municipal boards when requesting resolutions:
Since 1990 recycling has dropped dramatically in New Jersey then we recycled over 50% of municipal and household waste and now we are only recycling 37.1%.
Legislation like the Smart Container Act would alleviate the amount of plastic that enters our landfill by placing a small fee on the bottles encouraging individuals to recycle by getting money back for the bottle. 2/3 of plastic and glass as well as 50% of aluminum go to landfills and incinerators. Michigan gets a 97% recycling rate and less litter because of their deposits on beverage containers..............................
Turns out that 77% of New Jersey's waterways do not meet all uses - drinking, swimming, and fishing - under the Clean Water Act!....................
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