纸 回收 by the Numbers
Americans recycle a lot of paper! 纸 recovered for recycling in 美国.S. in 2022 would fill more than 4,000 Washington Monuments.
根据美国.S. 环境保护署, more paper by weight is recovered from municipal solid waste streams for recycling than plastic, 玻璃, steel and aluminum combined.
94%的美国人 进入社区 纸张回收计划. 纸 recycling is a success story and paper products are part of the recycling solution.
美国.S. in 2022
美国.S. in 2022
纸 recycling rates have continuously grown over recent decades and remain consistently high. Let's break down the rates.
In 2022, the paper recycling rate was nearly 68%, which held approximately steady to the 2021 rate. Nearly 50 million tons of paper was recovered for recycling in 2022. That amount could fill rail cars stretching from New York to Los Angeles nearly 3 times!
2022 纸板回收 Rate
Cardboard is the most recycled packaging material in 美国.S. 关于 34 million tons of cardboard – what the industry calls corrugated – was recovered for recycling. 关于 half of the material used nationwide to make new boxes comes from paper recovered for recycling.
At paper mills across the country, recycled paper is used to make the essential products millions of people rely on every day!
In 2022, nearly half of recycled paper went into making containerboard — the material used to make 纸箱.
Recycled paper makes boxes for food and medicine, tissue products like toilet paper and paper towels, 报纸也是如此.
Recycled paper is also exported. It's used in paper mills around the world to manufacture new products.
Dive Deeper Into 纸 回收
纸 is one of the most recycled materials. Dive into why paper recycling is a continuous success.
Learn why paper recycling is a model that works and how the industry is investing to advance the circular economy.
At paper mills across the country, recycled paper is used to make the essential products millions of people rely on.
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