U.S. municipal waste stream generation share by material 2015

Distribution of municipal waste stream generated in the United States in 2015, by material

by T. Wang, last edited Aug 3, 2018
U.S. municipal waste stream generation share by material 2015 This statistic represents the distribution of materials generated from the municipal waste stream in the United States in 2015. During this year, some 9.3 percent of the total municipal waste stream consisted of textiles, rubber and leather materials. The most preferred component of the U.S. waste management hierarchy is for source reduction and reuse.
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Distribution of municipal waste stream generated in the United States in 2015, by material

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Distribution of material
Paper25.9%
Food15.1%
Yard trimmings13.3%
Plastics13.1%
Rubber, leather and textiles9.3%
Metals9.1%
Wood6.2%
Glass4.4%
Other*3.6%
Distribution of material
Paper25.9%
Food15.1%
Yard trimmings13.3%
Plastics13.1%
Rubber, leather and textiles9.3%
Metals9.1%
Wood6.2%
Glass4.4%
Other*3.6%
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by T. Wang, last edited Aug 3, 2018
This statistic represents the distribution of materials generated from the municipal waste stream in the United States in 2015. During this year, some 9.3 percent of the total municipal waste stream consisted of textiles, rubber and leather materials. The most preferred component of the U.S. waste management hierarchy is for source reduction and reuse.
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