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11 College Recycling Programs that Put All Others to Shame

One look at your local landfill should be more than enough to convince you recycling should be high on America’s priority list. On average, Americans recycle about 34% of our waste. This rate is twice as good as it was two decades ago, but many colleges around the country are proving that much more can be done. From giving every student a recycling bin to disposing of everything from bottles to batteries, these 11 colleges are clear leaders in the movement to reduce, reuse, and recycle on campus. Not to mention, as the move toward green resources has become more and more prevalent, we are seeing an increase in jobs with a basis in renewable energy. For example, careers in wind energy are expected to increase by approximately 40% over the next few years, as it did between the years 2004-2009. So-called “green jobs” are predicted to expand both in prevalence and variability – that is to say that increasingly more new jobs are expected to be created in this field.

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