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[GreenYes] Re: Waste Statistics



All...

The fact sheets for various materials that Chaz Miller did back in the
1990's were extremely useful, and it's too bad he's not still doing them.
But I would not encourage anyone to use waste
generation/disposal/recycling data that is 9 years old. For example, the
aluminum packaging fact sheet said, "Industry data shows a 63.5%
[aluminum] beverage can recycling rate in 1996." The aluminum can
recycling rate in 2005, according to the Aluminum Association was 52%.
BIG DIFFERENCE! In fact, recycling rates for all container materials are
substantially lower than they were in 1996.

NOTE: The aluminum can recycling rate is actually lower than 52% when
imported scrap cans are deducted from the numerator. The 2005 rate,
excluding imported scrap cans, was 45%. The recycling rate in 1996,
excluding imported scrap cans, was 57.4%.



Pat Franklin
Executive Director
Container Recycling Institute
1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
phone 202.263.0999 fax 202.263.0949
www.container-recycling.org
www.bottlebill.org

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> A bit dated, but useful.
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> http://www.csun.edu/~vceed002/BFI/waste_stats.html
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