Taking a diversion

Springfield, Mo.'s paper is collected at recycling centers and then unloaded in the Nestle Purina PetCare plant.

Philadelphia's pilot RecycleBank program collects recyclable materials with a curbside pickup. Here, the container is being lifted and weighed on a city recycling truck. Pennsylvania has a high diversion rate compared to other states.

Making recycling easy for residents is key to increasing diversion rates. In the Harrisburg (Pa.) International Airport's new terminal, public recycling containers are scattered around the facility.

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