Last week: Four years ago, Broward County residents recycled nearly 60 percent of the garbage they created. Today that number stands at only 48 percent. This decline is not only the reverse of what city and county leaders had hoped for, but will inevitably mean that more garbage winds up in the landfill or is incinerated rather than being sustainably disposed. Our cities are aware of the benefits of recycling and are working to engage residents to build a more environmentally sustainable community and economy. For the betterment of our environment and our future, we must do better. Read