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Plastic Bottles Are Not Trash


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On October 1, 2009, North Carolina becomes the first state in the Southeast to ban plastic bottles from landfills. Massachusetts and Wisconsin have similar bans. Legislators designed the bill to reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions, as well as reduce litter and save landfill space. Every year, North Carolinians throw away over $41 million in plastic.
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