ARTICLE - Incentives would aid recycling

I actually vacationed in Chattanooga this summer. We stayed on the Tennessee River. I took the picture to the left.

“Financial incentives would aid recycling, study finds” - Saturday, July 12, 2008

By Tom Faure

Just after the Chattanooga Green Committee released an interim report on how the city can lower its greenhouse gas emissions, an independent study of the Chattanooga region suggested economic incentives would induce more households to recycle.

The Community Research Council, a local policy research group, conducted the survey as part of its State of Chattanooga Region Report. The group sent Mayor Ron Littlefield and the City Council a letter with its basic findings Thursday.

The study found that 30 percent of nonregular recyclers said they would recycle more if they received a $50 annual property tax rebate and that 22 percent said they would recycle more if they received discounts at local stores.

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