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Community Spotlight: L.A. planners juggle goals, markets and huge volumes of material

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Every year the city collects 1.5 million tons of material.

The second-largest city in the country also has a very ambitious waste diversion goal: 90% by 2025. That means Los Angeles must stay creative to continue managing the massive volume of recyclables its residents generate.

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First Person Perspective: Markets have shifted, but paper recycling is strong (just look at the numbers)

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The U.S. paper recovery rate has been at or above 63% each year for the past decade.

Every year, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) releases the U.S. paper recovery for recycling rate. The annual figure informs us how much recovered paper is being used to create new products in a given year and is also an important indicator of how much paper and paper-based packaging is kept out of landfills after use.

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