Recycling in the United States - Statistics & Facts
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycling is the process of collecting and processing material that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. One of the primary reasons that recycling is promoted and a desired process in the waste industry is due to its ability to reduce the strain on the environment. Recycling is one of the ways that society can simultaneously contribute to improving the environment, the economy, sustainable manufacturing and preventing waste polluting both terrestrial and marine environments. The benefits of recycling are simple but the effect they can have can be significant, which is why many countries continue support to support this practice and encourage their citizens to recycle their household waste.
Each year on November 15th Americans, celebrate “America Recycles Day” to encourage citizens to recycle and buy recycled products. America Recycles Day has been a program established by the national non-profit, Keep America Beautiful.
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