In an effort to move closer to green goals, Seattle has introduced a law that requires businesses and residents to recycle all paper and cardboard products. According to reports in the Seattle Times, the new law is meant to boost the recycling rate and reduce the cost of burying garbage in landfills. The law is expected to save residents as much as $2 million a year.

According to the article, it is expected that the mandatory recycling will add to the underlying costs of operating a building. Janitorial bills alone are estimated to increase about 10 percent.

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