Politicians love to pontificate about the benefits of recycling.  But while millions of Americans dutifully sort their garbage to conserve resources and keep down the waste in our landfills, at least one house in Washington is having a hard time keeping up — the House of Representatives.  This, according to an article in Insight magazine, which notes that the U.S. Congress is one of the worst recyclers around.  Much of it stems from the sheer number of documents that are printed and distributed on Capitol Hill every day, coupled with a lack of careful waste sorting.  But with many bills, documents, and testimony now available on-line, the amount of paper being produced is declining, and there’s hope that Congress can do its part to help reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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