Perspectives Blog

Garbage in, less garbage out

Paul DiGiacomo, Senior Analyst | May 9, 2013

…wth as recycling continues to expand. Oh, I love trash! Anything dirty or dingy or dusty Anything ragged or rotten or rusty Yes, I love trash! Oscar the Grouch’s signature song underscores our unparalleled ability to produce garbage in the United States. Since 1980, per capita waste generation has increased 21% to over four pounds per day. While that statistic is alarming, our recycling rate has advanced even faster: materials reuse has grown fr…