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NSA introduces a recycling mascot for kids named 'Dunk'

By Thor Benson
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NSA introduces a recycling mascot for kids named 'Dunk'
NSA recycling mascot. Screenshot from NSA video.

FORT MEADE, Md., April 19 (UPI) -- In honor of Earth Day, which is April 22, the NSA has introduced a recycling mascot named "Dunk."

The agency is hosting a STEM program in Maryland schools that promotes recycling, according to its website. The video that shows Dunk speaking claims the agency is known for recycling, and it has been "going green for over 25 years, implementing countless initiatives to be environmentally friendly."

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The video also says the NSA has been selling its used papers to recycling companies that turn them into cardboard pizza boxes.

Some have called Dunk "disturbing" and "the stuff of nightmares."

According to the EPA, Americans made roughly 251 million tons of trash in 2012, and nearly 87 million tons was recycled or composted.

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