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DURHAM — No, someone didn’t prank Durham Region by leaving mounds of recyclables at its Whitby headquarters.

Rather, Durham put the trash there to illustrate how many recyclable products are consumed every day.

What’s amazing about the pile is it’s only one-third of single-use plastics collected every day in the region’s Blue Box program. The pile is more than two metric tonnes.

Each year, more than eight million plastic bottles are collected in the program and that works out to 22,000 single-use plastic bottles each and every day.


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