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Don't trash the planet

Bales of crushed HDPE No. 2 plastic containers await pickup for recycling in Boston. Tomorrow, April 22, is the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. It was founded in 1970 by then-Sen.

Gaylord Nelson (D) of

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Wisconsin, who hoped for a nationwide protest so large that Congress would have to put environmental issues on America's political agenda. Some 20 million people attended rallies and demonstrations that first Earth Day. The federal

Environmental Protection Agency was formed the

following year.

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