Environment

America Should Treat Recycling as Seriously as Germany Does

December 1st 2017

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In Germany, if you don’t sort your trash, it won’t get picked up. 64% of all trash in Germany gets recycled, and almost none of it goes to landfills. In America, only 35% of trash gets recycled and 54% is sent to landfills. Americans use almost twice as much energy as Germans.