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Of everything that Americans throw away:

  • 55% ends up in landfills
  • 31% gets recycled
  • 14% is burned

Here's our garbage broken down by category:

  • 79.9% is paper products
  • 28.0% is yard trimmings
  • 21.9% is food waste
  • 19.8% is plastic
  • 16.1% is metal
  • 12.4% is glass
  • 10.9% is wood
  • the remaining 21.9% is anything not mentioned above
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 7:50 PM all the other stuff | Back to top


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