The winner of the Green City award last year was San Jose, Calif.. They recycle 71 percent of their garbage and aim to be a zero waste city.
How does that compare with us here?
Overall, Minnesota is a recycling leader as a state with 41 percent of our garbage being recycled. But our biggest city lags behind with a feeble 17 percent rate that Minneapolis hopes to boost to 35 percent with a new, simpler recycling system.
How easy is it to recycle in your city, suburb or town? Do you wish you had more options? We’re talking about big trash at 11:20 a.m. today.