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Nevada Department of Environmental Protection- How Long Does Trash Last?
A comprehensive view of the decomposition rates of glass, plastic and aluminum by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency- Environmental Factoids
An interesting collection of facts concerning the impacts of waste prevention and recycling provided by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Recycle Across America- Recycling Facts
Recycling facts from the non-profit organization Recycle Across America.
Resources Recycling “EPA Releases Municipal Solid Waste Report”
A summary of the Environmental Protection Agency’s municipal solid waste report highlighting recycling rates for glass, plastic and aluminum.
EcoSeed “U.S. Sets Record: 56 Billion Aluminum Cans Recycled in 2010″
An article concerning the recent increase in aluminum recycling in America.
Glass Packaging Institute “LiDestri Receives Environmental Recognition for Recycling Glass Containers”
An interesting article by the Glass Packaging Institute about the industry’s new recycling goals.
Container Recycling Institute- Glass Containers
A comparison of glass recycling rates by country.