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Public and Private Investment Will Significantly Improve US Residential Recycling and Catalyze a Circular Economy, Says New Report

Summary: 

The report finds investment to improve the residential recycling system in the U.S. over the next five years would deliver significant environmental and financial benefits, including:

  • Save 710 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent;
  • Reduce the average water usage of 30 million people
  • Save the equivalent of 129 million cars’ emissions
  • Avoid an additional estimated $9.4 billion in landfill costs; and
  • Create an estimated $8.8 billion in new, high-quality recyclable commodities.
Press Release

The report finds investment to improve the residential recycling system in the U.S. over the next five years would deliver significant environmental and financial benefits, including:

  • Save 710 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent;
  • Reduce the average water usage of 30 million people
  • Save the equivalent of 129 million cars’ emissions
  • Avoid an additional estimated $9.4 billion in landfill costs; and
  • Create an estimated $8.8 billion in new, high-quality recyclable commodities.
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