What are Minnesotans really throwing away?
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently released a waste composition report, which highlights trends of recycling in Minnesota.
The study investigated what Minnesotans are throwing into the garbage and how much. The last waste composition study was completed in 2000.
Some key findings include:
● The amount of plastic thrown away has increased from 11 percent of the waste stream to 18 percent since 2000.
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