Paper, which includes everything from packaging to mail, makes up the largest percentage of the municipal solid waste stream at 33 percent. It’s also one of the most recovered materials, as recycling opportunities are often readily available.
In 2011, 66.8 percent of paper consumed in the United States was recycled. Every ton of paper recycled saves more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, and if you measure by weight, more paper is recovered for recycling than plastic, aluminum and glass combined.
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Posted on May 25, 2013, in Recycling, Renewable Energy, Trash Knight and tagged Business, Environment, Municipal solid waste, Paper, Paper recycling, Recycling, United States, Waste management. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.