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Circular System Design

Achieving true circularity requires a movement. More transparency around the environmental impact of our decisions is needed to create an optimized recovery ecosystem.
Circular System Design
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Supporters Efficient system design for circularity requires incorporation of the entire material stream
292.4 Million Tons of Municipal Solid Waste Generated in the U.S. In 2018
Recycling & Composting 32.1%
Combustion with Energy Recovery 11.8%
Landfill 50.0%
Other Food Management Pathways 6.1%
Source: U.S. EPA
Municipal Solid Waste Management: 1960-2018

Source: U.S. EPA
2018 Recycling & Composting by Material

Source: U.S. EPA
2022 U.S. Post Consumer Plastic Recycling Data Dashboard View Dashboard

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