A decade ago or so, no earth-friendly activity was more popular than recycling. But now, with the alleged garbage crisis no longer making headlines and Americans finding other priorities, recycling has taken a downturn across the nation. According to an article in USA Today, Americans recycled two-thirds of our aluminum beverage cans in 1992, but now, that number is less than half. Plastic bottle recycling has also declined, from 37% in 1995, down to just over 20% today. With many states dramatically missing the high recycling targets they set for themselves in the 1990’s, it appears reality is settling in on America’s recycling fad.
October 26, 2007 by CFACT,
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