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Dear Reader: your input needed on recycling!

We asked for readers to raise topics that they’ve been struggling with, and this week, the focus is on recycling, particularly on improving recycling programs in certain states.

Footprint reader Katie wrote:

>I’m in Pennsylvania and I want to read some discussion about ideas to fire people up about taking the time to recycle — and for companies and hotels and others to provide recycling bins.
I’m not for more rules (who is?), but GEEZ, shouldn’t each of us feel compelled to recycle AT LEAST the easy stuff like bottles and cans? And shouldn’t every Holiday Inn or Best Western or Motel 8 feel compelled to have a blue recycle bin in each room? If California and Canada can do it, why can’t Pennsylvania and New York??

Here are some basic resources… we’d love to hear from Footprint readers! reveals a plan of action for “How to Start an Office Recycling Program”

Earth 911 offers tips on “How to Start a Recycling Program”

EPA factsheet on improving recycling nationwide

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