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Study: U.S. Tops List of Countries Fueling the Waste Crisis

July 8, 2019

Via: Waste360

America’s thirst for consumption is not matched by an appetite for recycling, reveals a new index identifying the country as the world’s top producer of waste and one of the worst of any industrialized nation for managing its trash.

In two new studies, London-based global risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft measured the waste generation and recycling performance of 194 countries to uncover a global picture of how countries are dealing with the waste they produce at a time where the world is facing a mounting crisis, primarily driven by plastics.

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