Tips for supporting the environment on Earth Day

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by CHRISTIE JOHNSON / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 22 at 6:00 PM

April 22nd is Earth Day, a worldwide holiday held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

According to a 2010 report, the Environmental Protection Agency says only about 34 percent of waste in the United States is recycled or composted each year. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the average is much higher with some municipalities averaging nearly 70 percent.

Anne Laughlin of Republic Services in Seattle shared the "KING 5 Top 5" things your family can do everyday to help support the environment.

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