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California Recycling Levels Fall Below 50% for First Time in Years   

California’s overall recycling rate fell to 47 percent in 2015, below the 50 percent or better rates achieved since 2010, and far short of the 75 percent goal set by the legislature for 2020.  Read more here...

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