Valley and Palm Springs, CA • Feb. 11, 2012
Do SoCal Residents Believe in the State's New 100 Percent Aluminum
Can Recycling Rate?
Jason Rzucidlo reports from Moreno Valley and Palm Springs, Calif.
to investigate if southern California residents agree with a new
report showing that 100 percent of aluminum cans were recycled and
redeemed during the period of Jan. - June 2011. Is that all-time
high really accurate? Many Californians are skeptical because they
have seen cans alongside the freeway and have witnessed others simply
throwing them in the garbage. In this video, watch for interviews
with Lonny Whittington of Palm Springs, Sika Sievers of Palm Springs,
Bill Johnson of Desert Hot Springs, Eric Rendon of Moreno Valley
and Charlie London of Moreno Valley. You'll also hear from Matt
Millhiser, Marketing Director of rePLANET, who will break down the
state of California has surpassed its goal of 75 percent for
the recycling and redemption of aluminum cans by a huge margin.
During the period of Jan. - June 2011, a total of 4,021,390,132
aluminum cans were recycled out of 4,023,599,419 cans sold.
That equals an all-time high of 100 percent recycled and redeemed.
However, most southern California residents doubt the data
is correct. Many Californians are skeptical because they have
seen cans alongside the freeway and have witnessed others
simply throwing them in the garbage. [2.13.12]