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Recycling Right

recycling symbolStill confused about what goes into the recycling bin (and what stays out)?

Friends of GPB & Recycling enthusiasts Michelle Feldman & Phil Bresee shared a few resources and misconceptions over on Young Involved Philly.

As they say:

Every day seems to bring another good piece of “green” news in Philadelphia: new parks in underutilized spaces, bike share, and the success of City initiatives like Green City, Clean Waters, TreePhilly, and the new energy benchmarking program, to name a few.

One success story you might not know as much about, however, is the City’s recycling program. So let’s look at the facts:

  • Since Mayor Nutter took office in 2008, Philadelphia has seen a 155% increase in tonnage of materials recycled
  • New materials have been consistently added to the City’s recycling program, including cartons and cardboard
  • The Philadelphia Streets Department has distributed tens of thousands of recycling bins to residents in every corner of the City
  • 195,000 households have signed up for the Recycling Rewards incentive program, where Philadelphians can earn points for recycling and then redeem those points for coupons and discounts (Eligible, but not signed up? Sign up here! Signed up already? Make sure you’re logging in to your account and collecting your rewards!)
  • And if you’re a business owner, the Streets Department has you covered with their new Business Recycling Toolkit

Check out the entire article here.

 

(Psst.. You can always check out our recycling guide, too!)

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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