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Published Oct. 12, 2005

On average, only 10 percent of all trash is recycled in the United States. In Europe, that figure is 60 percent.

That many Americans say they would recycle more trash if they knew where to take it.

That local organizations and individuals in some communities have printed maps of recycling centers for distribution.

Reprinted from the book The Next Step: 50 More Things You Can

Do to Save the Earth, The Earth Works Press, Berkeley, CA.