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You’re Doing It Wrong: Recycling and Other Myths about Tackling Climate Change

Published on September 7, 2023

Image of two blue plastic rectangular recycling bins filled with newspapers and plastic
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A slim majority of Americans think their individual actions can reduce the effects of climate change, according to a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll.

But do they know which actions are the most effective? Not quite.

Climate experts say they’re wrong on those and other counts….

“People are interested in taking action,” said Ann Bostrom, an environmental policy professor  [in the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance] at the University of Washington. “But if they don’t know what’s most effective, then they don’t know what they’re accomplishing.”

Continue reading at The Washington Post.

Original story by Kate Selig and Emily Guskin for the The Washington Post.
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