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.