Recycling and Conservation

Which products have the highest recycling rates?

Auto batteries, office-type papers, and yard trimmings have the highest recycling rates.

Product Percent Recycled (2008)
Auto batteries 99.2
Office paper 70.9
Yard trimmings 64.7
Steel cans 62.8
Aluminum cans 48.2
Tires 35.4
Plastic bottles (HDPE transluscent) 29.3
Glass containers 28.0
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles & jars 27.7


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