Sadly, it seems that Kansas City isn't helping to save the planet in the 12 years we have until the sky falls.
Accordingly we check "the science" which claims that local environmental haven't even inspired their neighbors to sort their garbage . . .
"Between 2019 and 2020, the rate at which Kansas City recycled dropped from about 3,034.4 tons of recycling per 100,000 residents, to nearly 2,991.3 tons, roughly a 1.4% decrease, according to Kansas City trash and recycling collection data.
"At the same time, the rate at which trash was thrown to the landfills increased by about 7.3%, from approximately 17,677.1 tons of trash per 100,000 residents in 2019, to nearly 18,966.4 tons by 2020.
"In fact, Kansas City recycled at a rate roughly 534% less than the rate at which it discarded trash in 2020."
Translation . . .
This town has better things to do and BBQ to eat . . . And we might not have time to dig around in the trash.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - "Reduce, reuse, and recycle." It's a common phrase used to educate and encourage people to go green. Kansas City began recycling services nearly two decades ago, but despite years of education and awareness, data suggests its green efforts are lagging behind other major cities.