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From: Fred Friedman (FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV)
Date: Mon Feb 03 1997 - 06:37:00 EST


Date: Mon, 3 Feb 97 11:37 WET
From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman)
Subject: Re: Recycling statistics about average things recycled in 1996... (Clay Family)

Feb 3

The Research Library for RCRA of US EPA-New England can give you a more meaningful (and trustworthy) comparison between 1990 (before the boom in contemporary recycling, but after recycling had again been focused on nationally) and 1994; comparing 1996 and 1986 would be statistically and qualitatively meaningless, plus you could not get national figures for a year just ended.

Paper: Recovered 1990: 20,230,000 tons; 1994: 28,730,000 tons
Aluminum: : 1,010,000 tons; 1994 1,150,000 tons
Rubber: : 370,000 tons; 1994 450,000 tons
Glass: : 2,630,000 tons; 1994 3,110,000 tons
Plastics : 370,000 tons; 1994 930,000 tons

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