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  • In 2005, the amount of post-consumer plastics recycled in America reached an all-time high with 2.1 billion lbs. of plastic recycled. An additional 922 million lbs. of HDPE and plastic jugs were also recycled that year.

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    Recycling Statistics

  • According to a 2015 UC Santa Barbara study, of 9 billion tons of plastic ever produced, nearly 7 billion tons has been discarded as waste, but 79% of the waste has been dumped in landfills, 12% has been incinerated and only 9% has been recycled

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