Conservation Minnesota worked with phonebook companies across the state to create our unique Don’t Trash the Phonebook program so that families could opt out of receiving phonebooks. So far, over 10,000 Minnesotans have told phonebook companies to save the trees and their money, preventing thousands of tons of pollution.
Currently, we are working with the PCA to develop a plan for a bottle-recycling refund program in Minnesota. This program is projected to skyrocket our recycling rates from 30% to over 80%, which would meet our state’s current recycling goal. Studies also show a refund program would significantly improve recycling rates, create 1,000 jobs, save energy and resources, and help keep our state clean.