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Just 1 in 10 Indianapolis residents recycle. Why is that?

"Just 10 percent of households participate in curbside recycling. That means Indianapolis, which has been striving since 2008 to become 'the most sustainable city in the Midwest,' has one of the most underused recycling programs in the nation for a city its size."

The investigation by Kate Jacobson of The Indianapolis Star points out that the number of households in Milwaukee, Louisville and Des Moines all beat the city of Indianapolis in percentage of households that recycle.

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