With the EPA mum, this month environmental activist organizations Beyond Plastics and The Last Beach Cleanup released a disturbing report called "The Real Truth About the U.S. Plastic Recycling Rate: 2021 U.S. Facts and Figures." Culling data from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine as well as statistics on U.S. exports and from the waste industry, the report found just 5% to 6% of plastic was recycled in the U.S. in 2021. We were already bad, but now we're getting...


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