— There are several ways to get rid of household garbage in the U.S. According to a study released this week by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a number of companies are making the transition to using more recyclable materials in their waste recycling.
The report by the Institute of Waste Management (INMS) found that the average U.s. household recycles about 6,000 tons of household trash annually.
But with the advent of the Internet and more recycling technologies, more of that recycling is being turned into disposable items.
“With more and more disposable items on the market, it’s become a bit more of a struggle,” said INMS spokesperson, Laura Williams.
That’s a good thing.
According to INMS, a consumer may be able to save more than $3,000 annually by using disposable items to recycle household garbage.
For those who may be new to the idea of household recycling, the waste industry is one of the largest contributors to the U,S.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U has spent nearly $2 trillion on recycling in recent years.
In a report released in May, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, an industry advocacy group, estimated that the nation is responsible for recycling roughly one-third of its own household waste and generating $1.7 trillion in annual economic activity.
Although the U does have a recycling program, it is one that many consider inadequate.
Most of the recycling facilities are located in small towns, which have limited access to the Internet, and many of the facilities are not fully equipped to handle the volume of recycling.