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Landfill Waste Statistics

Landfill StatisticsData
Percentage of the solid garbage that gets recycled in U.S.10%
Percent of all landfill waste that is some type of packaging33%
Percentage of surveyed landfill cells that had leaks82%
Distribution of Landfill Waste MaterialPercentage
Paper & paperboard27.4%
Glass4.6%
Metals8.9%
Plastics12.7%
Rubber, leather & textiles8.7%
Wood6.3%
Yard trimmings13.5%
Food waste14.5%
Other3.4%
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US Landfill Statistics Data in 1990Data in 2015
Number of open Landfills7,9241,654
MSW(Municiple Solid Waste) Generation (Millions of Tons)205.2245.7
Recovered for recycling (Millions of Tons)29.058.4
Recovered for composting (Millions of Tons)4.220.6
Total Materials Recovery (Millions of Tons)33.279.0
Combustion with Energy Recovery (Millions of Tons)29.733.4
Discards to landfill, other disposal (tonnage)142.3133.3
Discards to landfill, other disposal (percentage)69.3%54.3%
Discards to landfill, other disposal, per pound, per person, per day (Millions of Tons)3.122.46
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: EPA, Postal Commerce, Think Outside The Bin
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 4, 2017

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Christmas Tree Sales Statistics

Christmas Tree StatisticsData
Number of harvested Christmas trees sold in the U.S. each year34,500,000
Number of artificial Christmas trees sold in the U.S. each year10,000,000
Number of Christmas trees currently growing on Christmas tree farms350,000,000
Average number of growing years before a Christmas tree is chopped down7 years
Number of people employed by the Christmas tree industry annually135,000
Percent of people who purchased a pre-cut tree at a Christmas tree lot or tree nursery82.5 %
Percentage who cut down own tree16 %
Percent of people who ordered a harvested Christmas tree online that was delivered to their door.1.5%
Total Spent on real Christmas trees annually$1,225,000,000
Total Spent on fake Christmas trees annually$685,000,000
Percent of artificial trees sold in the U.S. that are imported from China80 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: National Christmas Tree Association, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 1, 2017

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