Cleveland Ranked Among Least Wasteful Cities in America (And No. 1 For Hanging Clothes Out to Dry)

Were number one! Were number one!
  • We're number one! We're number one!

If you weren't already totally over being ranked by Forbes as America's most miserable city, you should be now, because Cleveland's just been ranked as one of the country's least wasteful cities.

More important, in the same survey, Cleveland was ranked first for hanging clothes out to dry. Turns out there's a lot of time to do laundry the old fashioned way when you don't have to go to work.

Either way, the message to Forbes is clear now: you can eat our shorts, our spring-fresh-with-a-slight-hint-of-smog shorts.

The rankings were compiled by Nalgene, a plastic company that's had a little issue recently with BPA, a toxin Nalgene had used in manufacturing plastic bottles until recently. Cleveland placed 24th on the list of the 25 least wasteful towns in our great polluting nation. Nalgene surveyed residents on how often they recycle, their attitudes towards the environment, and how often they reuse items. Not surprisingly, the science backs up what we already know: we're a bunch of broke peasants who can't buy new shit.

Breakdown by category after the jump.

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