Bush: Recycling changes neededBy Times staff writer
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published December 8, 2001
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday he didn't know that the Capitol isn't recycling the way it's required to under state law, and he pledged to make changes.
"I looked around the office and didn't see much recycling going on," Bush said. "I mean, if our office isn't recycling the maximum that we can, then we need to change the policy and make sure we can do it."
On Thursday, the St. Petersburg Times reported that there's no organized aluminum can recycling program at the Capitol, even though it is required under a 1988 state law. And the state is only recycling half of the office paper it could be, a Leon County official said. Over the years, interest in recycling at the Capitol waned. Friday, Bush said "we should be leading" on recycling. The state requires all counties to recycle. Bush didn't offer a specific plan, but said he has directed his staff to look at the issue.
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