More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year
due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.
(A) More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year
(B) It is expected that more paper than ever will be recycled this year than previously and that is
(C) The paper expected to be recycled this year is more than ever
(D) The amount of paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be greater than ever
(E) A great increase in the amount of paper that will be recycled this year is
First of all, we need to recognize that 'due to' modifies a noun and cannot modify an action. Functionally, 'due to' is an Adjectival.
In this question, ask yourself what is 'due to new mandatory recycling laws...'? The answer should be something - a noun.
Choice A is ruled out because 'due to' can't modify the action (verb) - 'expected'.
Choice B has the ambiguous pronoun 'that is due to...'. ELIMINATE.
Choice C illogically means the paper ... is due to. ELIMINATE.
Choice D illogically means 'the amount of paper...is due to...' ELIMINATE.
Choice E rightly states- The increase in X is due to...