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What's the Most Recycled Product in the U.S.?

"The most recycled product? It's not aluminum cans: only half are recycled. Or even office paper, at more than 70 percent."

Recycling by the Numbers: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Statistics and Comparis

Stats on recycling and waste in the US

Paper or Plastic?

A great diagram with lots of detail on the full production cycle of plastic and paper bags.

Composting Info Sheet

A good source of data for GHG reductions for individuals and families.

Reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost - why it's important!

A good list of ideas, stats on reductions, and links to good sources.

What do those recycling numbers mean?

Each recycling number code and the items that fit into each category.

The Freecycle Network

Freecycle is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

The truth about recycling

As the importance of recycling becomes more apparent, questions about it linger. Is it worth the effort? How does it work? Is recycling waste just going into a landfill in China? Here are some answers.

Ecoflex Compostable Plastic Packaging Materials

BASF Corp has designed and is commercially selling a petroleum based polymer that is readily biodegradable in compost heaps, whether used on its own or as a coating for a natural material like a paper crate or starch based container.
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