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Numbers Support Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter Green Initiatives

Philadelphia Recycling Rates Up 155%, since 2008. 

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Just six years ago, Philadelphia lacked direction with sustainability initiatives, with landfill diversion rates as low as 5%. Disappointing statistic for the first city to introduce curbside recycling [in 1989]. Mayor Nutter aimed to change this, vowing [the lofty expectation] that Philly would become America’s greenest city. Currently, that is not the case, but we’re happy to be in the right direction! During Nutter’s tenure, Philadelphia diversion rates increased to 21% [including industrial/construction diversion: 50% increase]. Support initiatives implemented during this time include: “weekly recyclables collection, the Recyclebank rewards program, single-stream collection and tickets to residents who don’t recycle.” Our city collected 128,000 tons of curbside recyclables in 2014, the most to date. Keep Philadelphia beautiful <3 

Source: Dan McQuadePhilly Mag.

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