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 How much plastic is recycled per year?

Answer The American Chemistry Council reports that in 2006, 2.22 billion lbs. of plastic bottles were recycled in the United States. This equals 24 percent of all polyethylene terephthalate (PETE or PET) ... Read More »
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How much plastic is recycled a year?

Over 2.4 billion pounds of plastic bottles were recycled in 2008, according to Earth911.com. Though the actual amounts increase every year, the recycle rate remains constant at about 27 percent. Ab... Read More »
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How much trash is recycled a year?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans recycled and composted about 83 out of the 250 million tons of trash in 2008. This is equal to recovering 1.5 out of 4.5 pounds per perso... Read More »
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How much energy is recycled a year in the U.S.A.?

In the United States, only about 8 percent of the country's electricity comes from recycled energy as of May 2008. By comparison, Denmark generates 55 percent of its electricity from energy recycli... Read More »
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How much paper is recycled a year?

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, paper makes up one third of all recyclables in the country. Annually, almost 44 million tons of paper is recycled. This translates to... Read More »
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