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I am looking for a source for info on how effective their recycling programs are, how much gas they use based on spread of trucks to garages, their greening efforts etc. I live in New York, so even hearing about California or Germany would be useful as a comparison to motivate me to suggest changes locally.

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    Would hearing about a part of central Queensland's efforts be relevant to your research? – user1017 Jan 31 '14 at 21:03
  • Sure, but I am hoping for a way to compare many different regions efforts. – Enjabain Jan 31 '14 at 21:11
  • ah okay, no worries – user1017 Feb 1 '14 at 7:13
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I found a report from the German Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management system. Here are some of their achievements:

  • Recycling has increased from 48 % of MSW generated in 2001 to 62 % in 2010;

  • The EU target for 50 % recycling by 2020 has therefore already been met;

  • There was no increase in the recycling level of MSW between 2006 and 2010, whereas incineration has increased;

  • The 2016 target for biodegradable municipal waste sent to landfill was met in 2006;

  • There is a long tradition of national waste strategies and waste management plans in the federal states;

  • A ban on landfilling un-pretreated MSW, producer responsibility and a focus on separate collection have proven to be important policy initiatives; and

  • The latest initiative is the introduction of the so-called recycling bin that aims to increase recycling of plastics and metals from households, and mandatory separate collection of bio-waste by 2015.

  • They have also had a net reduction of MSW from 2006-2010.

Here is the link. I'm on a mobile device so I don't know if it will display properly.

http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/managing-municipal-solid-waste/germany-municipal-waste-management

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