News from America Recycles Day 2017

The U.S. recycling rate has more than tripled over the last 30 years to the current rate of 34 percent.  "We encourage all Americans to recycle more today, and every day," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said. "Reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources." American households can help increase recycling and strengthen the economy by recycling more materials. For example, recycling just 10 plastic bottles saves enough energy to power a laptop for more than 25 hours.

News from the 20th annual America Recycles Day
Source: U.S. EPA