New research suggests that when we recycle our waste, we are actually reducing our waste.
Researchers at The University of Michigan and the University of Chicago studied waste recycling for more than 3,000 households in the United States.
The study found that the average recycling rate was 1.7 tons per household.
For each ton of waste recycled, the researchers calculated a reduction of $1,300.
“This is a very small, but very positive effect,” said Michael B. Smith, a professor of environmental engineering and management at the University.
And, the impact of the cost savings is significant because this is the biggest contributor to the overall cost of recycling.””
The cost savings on a household level is about a thousand dollars per household, which is significant.
And, the impact of the cost savings is significant because this is the biggest contributor to the overall cost of recycling.”
Smith, who studies waste disposal in urban environments, said the savings could be enormous.
He said waste recycling saves up to 10 times more than the amount of energy it consumes.
The researchers said they also found that households could save money on their utility bills because of the reduced cost of energy for the households.
Smith said the cost of the waste recycling program is about $1.5 billion a year, or $1 per household per year.
A study published last year found that Americans spend $9 billion per year on trash and recycling, with $7.7 billion spent on the waste industry, according to the nonprofit Center for American Progress.
The study also found waste recycling saved more than $100 billion in the U.S. economy, including $25 billion in lost productivity for the industries that produce it.