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Why aren’t you recycling more?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

Efforts to cut waste in Austin have stalled in recent years, according to Austin Resource Recovery. In fact, more than half of recyclable materials in Austin are still getting thrown in the trash. A new survey from the group aims to find out why. “We recognize that this is a community problem and requires citizens’ participation,” said Austin Resource Recovery Director Bob Gedert in an announcement about the survey. “We are seeking insights from a diverse pool of residents and will report the lessons we learn and actions the City plans to take.” People who wish to participate can take the online survey or simply text their thoughts to 512-580-7778.

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