5 charts that explain why more recycling efforts may not result in zero waste

federal goal of reducing organic waste 50% by 2030 has sparked some conversations around food consumption, but most other categories of waste tend to get a pass. The unofficial stance in the U.S. seems to be that the use of metal, glass, plastic, paper or any other item can be unlimited as long as it’s possible to collect and recycle those materials cost-effectively. These five charts show that recycling alone may not be enough without more emphasis on reduction and reuse as well.

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