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鼓勵社區資源回收 美國賓州提撥2千萬資金

2007年12月27日
摘譯自2007年12月24日ENS報導;謝芳怡編譯;蔡麗伶審校

資源回收車來回在匹茲堡的社區內。圖片來源:City of Pittsburgh美國賓州州長雷恩德近日表示,將提供2000萬美元的資金資助全新擴大的回收計劃,屆時賓州134個社區和1000萬名居民將可受益。

郡市鄉鎮將採購回收箱,發展垃圾減量回收計劃、庭園廢棄物的集中堆肥,並加強可回收物質的處理。

賓州的回收計劃是以1988年101法案為依據而設立,授權該州較大的自治市進行回收工作,並要求各郡發展都市廢棄物管理計劃。

2005年賓州共回收了486萬噸的都市廢棄物,替消費者和企業省下近2億6300萬的垃圾處理費用,提供企業價值5億7700萬的原物料。

賓州回收及再用企業組織數量超過3200個,年銷售額為184億美元,從事相關產業的勞工人數超過8萬1000人,年給付薪資29億美元。此外,這些企業也為賓州稅庫貢獻了超過3億500萬美元的稅金。

Pennsylvania Invests $20 Million in Community Recycling
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, December 24, 2007 (ENS)

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says the state will spend $20 million to support new and expanded recycling programs benefiting 10 million people in 134 communities across the state.

Counties, cities and townships will purchase recycling containers, establish a drop-off recycling programs, yard waste collection and composting, and augment recyclable materials processing.

Pennsylvania's recycling program, created under Act 101 of 1988, mandates recycling in the state's larger municipalities and requires counties to develop municipal waste management plans.

In 2005, Pennsylvanians recycled a record 4.86 million tons of municipal waste, saving consumers and industries nearly $263 million in disposal costs and providing businesses with materials valued at $577 million.

The commonwealth's recycling and reuse industry includes more than 3,200 establishments with total annual sales of $18.4 billion. The industry employs more than 81,000 people and has an annual payroll of $2.9 billion. Additionally, these businesses add more than $305 million in taxes to the state treasury.

全文及圖片詳見:ENS