What percent of people recycle?


A 2007 Harris Poll shows that 75 percent of the population recycles at least some of their trash. While this number seems significant, the younger generations are recycling less, and over 150 million tons of garbage still gets dumped annually.

The Harris Poll also shows regional differences when it comes to recycling. For example, people on the coasts recycle at much higher rates than those living in Southern and Midwestern states. Thirty percent of Southerners stated that they do not recycle anything while 86 percent of people on the East Coast and 88 percent of people on the West Coast do recycle. Sixty-seven percent of Americans recycle aluminum cans, 59 percent recycle paper, 57 percent recycle plastic and just over half recycle glass.

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23% of Americans recycle don't so 77% does =).
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It is estimated that only 70% of the U.S. population recycles.
While solid waste generation has increased from 3.66 to 4.50 pounds per person per day between 1980 and 2008, the recycling rate has also increased from less than 10 percent in 1980 to over 33 percent in 2008.
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