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EPA’s 2007 Recycling Numbers

It Takes A Village ….

conceptual-recycling-symbol-thumb3468870The EPA (Enviromental Protection Agency), has released the 2007 recycling report. It takes two years for the EPA to gather the data and crunch the numbers.

Last year Forced Green reported the 2006 numbers with hopes of bettering those very good numbers in the 2007 report.

Well here you go:

Materials Recycled               2006            2007

Aluminum Cans                   45.1%          48.6%

Auto Batteries                      99%              99.2%

Glass Containers                    25.3%           28.1%

Paper and Paperboard         51.6%           54.5%

Plastic HDPE Milk
and Water Bottles                 31%               28%

Plastic Soft
Drink Bottles                         30.9%           36.6%

Steel Cans                          62.9%           64.3%

Tires                                   34.9%          34.8%

Yard Trimmings                   62%              64.1%

Total Waste Generated
(Million Tons)                        251                254

Total Recycled and
(Million Tons)                         82                  85

Total Percent Recycled        32.5%          33.4%

1077158_recycleOn average, we recycled and composted 1.5 pounds of our individual waste generation of 4.6 pounds per person per day.

The only real number that went down was the Plastic HDPE Milk and Water Bottles, which is due to people changing from bottled water to reusable individual water containers – a very good thing.

The ‘Green Phone’ just rang …. it’s Mother Earth … she said to tell you “thanks kids, keep up the good work, “…. she sends her love.

Good job people!! Give yourselves a well deserved pat on the back!

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No Responses to “EPA’s 2007 Recycling Numbers”

  1. wilson Says:

    Linda, it looks like most of the materials recycled were increase, except for the glass containers and tires! WoW, I must admit that human beings are very good in producing rubbish every single day LOl
    .-= wilson´s last blog ..Propolis: The Hidden Fact That You Should Know! =-.

  2. Says:

    EPA’s 2007 Recycling Numbers | Forced Green…

    The EPA (Enviromental Protection Agency), has released the 2007 recycling report. It takes two years for the EPA to gather the data and crunch the numbers….

  3. Lynn Says:

    It’s easy to recycle some things like auto batteries but some other items are harder since there just isn’t a place to take things that is close by. Glad to see most of the numbers increase. We will try to do our part.
    .-= Lynn´s last blog ..Food Processor Love =-.

  4. Christina thecoffeelady Says:

    1 % better is our motto at work…. if you do 1% better pretty soon it is 25% etc…
    .-= Christina thecoffeelady´s last blog ..Butterfly =-.

  5. vein Says:

    Well, not to be a grinch but those increases are probably within the margin of error?
    .-= vein´s last blog ..LOLfail =-.

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