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Study: Recycling not taking hold in Duluth

A new study by the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District found residents tossed out close to 40 million recyclable plastic bottles and aluminum cans last year -- that's close to 900 cans and bottles per household.
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A new study by the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District found residents tossed out close to 40 million recyclable plastic bottles and aluminum cans last year -- that's close to 900 cans and bottles per household.

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