EPA Kicks Off Two Major Reduction Efforts

Date: September 5, 2002

Source: News Room

In a move urging Americans to take renewed responsibility for their individual impact on the environment, the EPA has announced the kickoff of a campaign challenging Americans to meet or beat two goals by 2005: boosting the national recycling rate from 30 percent to at least 35 percent and curbing by 50 percent the generation of 30 harmful chemicals normally found in hazardous waste. To help meet the goals of the "Resource Conservation Challenge," EPA also announced 12 new innovative projects that will test creative approaches to waste minimization, energy recovery, recycling and land revitalization. More information: www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/conserve/index.htm.

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