AS you read consider the following questions

  1. According to the author, how many trees are saved by recycling one ton of newspaper? One ton of office paper?
  2. How much energy does one recycled aluminum can save, as reported by the author?
  3. How much carbon dioxide does the author say is prevented from polluting the air when six tons of glass are recycled?

There are numerous reasons why . . . citizens and businesses [should be encouraged] to recycle. They include a broad range of environmental stewardship concerns, as well as practical interest in local economic opportunities and development, including: cost savings, extended landfill lifespans, resource conservation, energy conservation, economic development, pollution prevention, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and fostering a sense of community involvement and responsibility.

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