How Do We Capture the 79% of Recyclables We Lose to Landfills?
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The Recycling Partnership's
State of Recycling: Present and Future of Residential Recycling in the U.S.
This report is based on multi-year field measurement studies conducted across the U.S. and The Partnership’s National Database. It uses an updated methodology for determining recycling rates that tracks materials throughout the system.
Data from the report shows where the gaps are greatest, and where policy, investment, and action will have the largest impact.
We Need to Address All Five Requirements of an Effective Residential Recycling System
Only 21% of recyclable material is captured and all materials are under-recycled. 76% of recyclables are lost at the household level, underscoring the importance of providing all households with recycling services and engaging people with good communication about how to recycle locally.
Projected Impact of EPR in the Four States Where it Has Been Adopted
EPR drives improvement at every step
of the recycling system.