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From: Fred Friedman (FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPA.GOV)
Date: Tue Jun 08 1999 - 14:26:12 EDT


Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 14:26:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman)
Subject: Re: What materials can be recycled? (Ryan)

June 8, 1999

Dear Ryan,

Materials that can be recycled (with the approximate national percentages of how much was recycled as of 1996:

(this isn't comprehensive, by the way)

Paper and paperboard, 41%
Glass, 26%
Ferrous metals, 38%
Aluminum, 34%
Other nonferrous metals 67%
Plastics 5%
Rubber 10%
Textiles 12%
Wood 5%
Food wastes 2%
Yard wastes 39%

or put another way

Newspapers 54%
Books 18%
Magazines 24%
Telephone directories 11%
Disposable diapers, negligable
Clothing, 13%
Major appliances 63%
Small appliances 1%
Furniture, negligable
Carpet 1%
Tires 19%
Lead Batteries 94%

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