Statistic Saturday:Recycling


A weekly list of topical statistics.

According to the latest EPA report (released in 2009)

  • America has a 33.8% recycling rate
  • 60% of all paper products generated are recycled
  • only 7.1% of the plastic generated is recycled
  • recycling 1 ton of soda cans conserves 36 barrels of oil or 1,665 gallons of gasoline
  • an increase in recycling creates a decrease in carbon emissions
  • due to recycling, only 54% of America’s waste will end up in a landfill
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