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Updated: 07/18/2013 06:21:57PM

State honors Tervis for its recycling efforts

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard (second from right) presents a recycling recognition certificate to Tervis' green team, with Venice Mayor John Holic (second from left) looking on.

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard (second from right) presents a recycling recognition certificate to Tervis' green team, with Venice Mayor John Holic (second from left) looking on.

By ROGER BUTTON

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Less than half of all commercial waste was being recycled in Florida in 2012, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. In 2008, the state Legislature established a new statewide recycling goal of 75 percent to be achieved by 2020.

This week, North Venice-based Tervis was recognized for achieving a 63 percent average commercial recycling rate in 2012 compared to the average for the state of 45 percent. In the first six months of this year, Tervis achieved a recycling rate of 56 percent.

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