On the Radio: Le Mars sets recycling standard for Iowa

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Check out this week’s radio segment here.  It features the efforts of our latest sustainable city – Le Mars. 

After a staggering increase in recycling Le Mars now stands as a model for Iowa’s towns.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus on sustainable communities.

Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources recently billed Le Mars as Iowa’s top recycling city. This honor came after the northwest Iowa community increased their recycling from 90 tons of waste in 2006 to 407 tons in 2010.

Le Mars’ efforts show no signs of slowing down. By alternating recycling and waste collection every other week this year, the city has already surpassed its 2010 recycling totals.

Additionally, the city provides free recycling tote bags and created an informative and straightforward solid waste and recycling website.

Congratulation to Le Mars for raising Iowa’s recycling standard.

For more information, visit IowaEnvironmentalFocus.org.

I’m Jerry Schnoor from the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.

Thank You.

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