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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 97 10:03 WET DST From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman) Subject: Re: # of tons of material recycled annually (K. Cordle)
April 30, 1997
Dear K. Cordle,
Annual information varies. The amount of waste that the US generates continues to rise, as does the percentage that we recycle.
For most recent information: in 1994 the US recycled/composted 24% of 209 million tons of municipal solid waste, up from 21% of 206 million tons in 1993. Annual MSW generation is expected to increase to 223 million tons in the year 2000 of which 25-35% is anticipated to be covered using the most likely scenarios.
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