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What are Minnesotans really throwing away?

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently released a waste composition report, which highlights trends of recycling in Minnesota.

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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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