The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released its “Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Facts and Figures Fact Sheet,” which is an overview of recycling and composting estimates for the U.S. in 2015.
According to the report, the nation’s recycling and composting rate remains at the 34- to 35-percent range, where it has sat since 2010.
The report includes information on municipal solid waste (MSW) generation, recycling, composting, combustion with energy recovery and landfilling. The report also noted that total MSW generation in the U.S. climbed roughly 1.5 percent from 2014 to 2015. It also includes information on construction and demolition debris generation and estimates recycling rates by material type.