Garbage landfills around the world

In Germany zero percent of the garbage goes into landfills, and two-thirds goes for recycling/composting.  The same figure is one percent in the Netherlands and Austria, with sixty and seventy percent respectively going to recycling/composting.

In Spain it is 52 percent to landfills, and in the United States it is 68 percent, with 24 percent going for recycling/composting.

That is from the recent book by Edward Humes, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash.


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