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The US generates over 400 million tons of municipal solid waste each year.
Over 60 percent of this waste is disposed of in landfills, with the rest recycled or incinerated for energy.
Using integrated Sustainable Materials Management practices it might be possible to reclaim and repurpose up to 95 percent of discarded materials.
We believe that communities and the solid waste management industry are the key to eliminating and mitigating this complex environmental challenge.