Germany Recycles 70% of Its Waste; US Only Gets 33%

Read it and weep: “Germany leads the European nations in recycling, with around 70 percent of the waste the country generates successfully recovered and reused each year. To put that figure into perspective, consider this: In 2007, the U.S. was able to recover only about 33 percent of the waste generated that year.” Germany’s policies force companies to be much more waste-conscious than the US does (surprise, surprise). Read more about how they do it in Trash Planet: Germany, on Earth911.

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