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Best And Worst Country And Corporate Recyclers

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Thailand's logging ban on the one hand and Brazil's continued deforestation on the other

Successes and failures in many areas of environmental action. As a UN environmental report urges vegan diet for the protection of Mother Earth, some countries are doing better than others in this and other areas of environmental concern:

GOOD EFFORTS

Ireland: Cork and Dublin recycling jobs
http://www.idaireland.com/news-media/press-releases/83-...cork/

Country cutting off tree killing paper at its source:
Thailand has a ban on logging

Countries with highest recycling rates
1 Switzerland 52%
2 Austria 49.7%
3 Germany 48%
4 Netherlands 46%
5 Norway 40%
6 Sweden 34%
7 United States 31.5%
8 Belgium in 2009-10 58%
http://www.aneki.com/recycling_countries.html
http://www.eea.europa.eu/media/newsreleases/highest-rec...-in-a

Mexico is giving food vouchers in exchange for plastic recycling
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/18/recycling-...cans-

China's Green Fence:
http://qz.com/122003/plastic-recycling-china-green-fence/

Sweden's record... good and bad
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/blogs/sweden-run...bage-

Japan has a nearly 100% glass bottle recycling rates http://shop.ecology.com/?art=recycling_infographics

Worst Municipal Recyclers
In UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-23596010
New York City http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/nyregion/on-recycling...om-le

US:

Guntersville Alabama, Onondaga County, New York, Orange County, New Jersey, and Virginia Beach Virginia have been winners.
http://www.paperrecycles.org/recycling-awards/community

INDIA With 450 million vegetarians, India leads the world in nonviolent environmentally helpful diet.

FRANCE Air France-KLM and Virgin Air best... in the US United and US Airways worst
http://www.terminalu.com/n-america/how-green-is-your-ai...6107/
http://www.greenamerica.org/about/newsroom/releases/201...8.cfm

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WORST

The countries with the worst production of greenhouse gases are those with heavy cattle, sheep and pig production, says a UN environmental report. These include Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia,
Canada, and the US. This UN report urges vegan diet for the world. Brazil's cattle production is doubly bad since it involves destruction of the rainforest.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/jun/02/un-r...-diet

WORLDWIDE FAST FOOD:

Fast food recycling rankings.. McDonald's the worst An examination by environmental dumpster monitors shows McDonald's in many outlets not asking its patrons to separate paper from plastic.
http://www.sustainer.org/dhm_archive/index.php?display_...4mcdo
http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2009/03/23/ranking-greenes...chain

WORLDWIDE NEWSPAPERS
Daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines
Companies with good recycling efforts are the exception not the rule.

IN THE US
Goodwill Industries: many outlets do not bother to recycle.

Worst Municipal Recyclers
New York City http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/nyregion/on-recycling...om-le
In UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-23596010

US Federal government
US Postal Service is not providing recycled paper envelopes

www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/jun/02/un-report-meat-free-diet

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