Truth about Recycling in the US (Rodale Organic Life)

Up until 2010, the percentage of garbage diverted from landfills to be recycled or composted—plastic bottles, glass jars, grass clippings, paper, cardboard boxes, rubber tires—was improving steadily, but for the last six years the rate has stalled at around 34 percent, a drop-off in momentum that some say could pose a crisis for the future of recycling. Today’s recycling hurdles have to do with global economics, technological limitations, inconsistent legislation, and the need for better consumer awareness.

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