The country’s recycling and composting rate remains stuck at just over 34 percent, according to the U.S. EPA.
The federal agency on July 30 announced the release of its recycling and composting estimates for the U.S. in 2015. According to the Facts and Figures Report, the country generated 262.4 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) in 2015. Of that amount, 67.8 million tons (25.8 percent) were recycled and 23.4 million tons (8.9 percent) were composted.
Taken together, the U.S. achieved a 34.7 percent recycling and composting rate in 2015. That was essentially flat compared to the 34.6 percent number that was tallied for 2014.
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