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92% of plastic goes to landfill in the USA

WHERE DO ALL THOSE PLASTIC BOTTLES GO?

28.9 MILLION TONNES

LANDFILL

2.6 MILLION TONNES

INCENERATION

2.2 MILLION TONNES

RECYCLING

REFERENCE:ENERGY AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF NONRECYCLED PLASTICS (NRP) AND MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTES(MSW)THAT ARE CURRENTLY LANDFILLED IN THE FIFTY STATES N.J.THEMELIS, M.J. CASTALDI. J.BHATTI, AND L.ARSOVA COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY EARTH ENGINEERING CENTRE 2011

92% of plastic goes to landfill in the USA

shared by katiepatrick on Jan 29, 2013 in Environment

92% of plastic goes to landfill in the USA

shared by katiepatrick on Jan 29, 2013 in Environment

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This chart shows the mass of plastic in the USA that goes to landfill, incineration and recycling. Unfortunately there exists only a small market for recycled plastic products. Recycled plastic gets u...
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