Single-stream recycling is a process by which all recyclables can be housed together in a single bin because both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle fully commingled mixtures of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility (MRF).
In 2014, 89.5% Corrugated Boxes Were Recycled compared to only 26% paper and paperboard, 70.6% of steel cans and astonishingly MORE than 50% of all food in the US is thrown away!
Of Municipal Solid Waste recycled and composted provided an annual reduction of over 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions, comparable to the annual emissions from over 38 million passenger cars.
Recycling resources across the continental US
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