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The North Carolina Wildlife Federation is pushing to resolve the problem of sediment runoff from construction sites. Tom Bean is a lobbyist representing the Federation’s efforts to pass a bill that would establish requirements to proceed with construction.
North Carolina legislature set a goal to recycle 25 percent of the total waste stream. New technologies are helping to make recycling a more viable alternative to waste disposal, but there is still debate over costs. Industries see recycling as a potential for profit, but local municipalities see it as an expense.
Recycling is becoming a greater priority for North Carolina citizens. Municipalities and civic groups are working together to educate and promote issues regarding waste management, landfills, costs of newsprint, and pollution.
Recycling is becoming more convenient and efficient for consumers in North Carolina. Municipal curbside programs have been started and there is interest of the private sector in creating markets.