Increase recycling drop off locations around Blackfoot.

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Increase recycling drop off locations around Blackfoot.

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Mckenzie Duncan started this petition to Mayor Marc Carroll

Did you know that the average American collects up to 4.4 pounds of trash a day? With 323.7 million people living in the United States, that is roughly 728,000 tons of daily garbage – enough to fill 63,000 garbage trucks. Blackfoot has a population of 12,143 if each person creates 4.4 pounds of trash a day. Then everyday we create 53,429 pounds of trash. There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste estimated to be in our oceans. 70% of our debris sinks into the ocean's ecosystem, 15% floats, and 15% lands on our beaches. 8.3 million tons are discarded in the sea yearly. 
Recycling has great benefits! It saves energy and resources, reduces landfills, prevents pollution, creates a new life for garbage, and most of all it creates jobs! Recycling and reuse creates at least 9-30 times more jobs than landfills and incinerators. 

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