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Total MSW Generation (by material), 2014 [JSON] [iframe] [PNG]

Chart uploaded on February 1, 2018.

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"In 2014, in the United States, about 258 million tons of MSW were generated. Over 89 million tons of MSW were recycled and composted, equivalent to a 34.6 percent recycling rate. In addition, over 33 million tons of MSW were combusted with energy recovery and 136 million tons were landfilled."

Data Source: https://www.epa.gov/smm/advancing-sustainable-materials-management-facts-and-figures

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