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Residential Recycling

Solutions Journalism Network

Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. This collection contains solutions stories about of the challenges and successes in household recycling. A lack of public education and higher costs in rural areas have caused many recycling programs in the U.S. to struggle. However, some small towns like Swink, CO, have beaten the odds to build successful rural recycling programs. Taiwan and Kamikatsu, Japan have achieved some of the highest rates of recycling in the world through education and enforcement of recycling rules. 

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