The United States recycles about $6.6 billion worth of hazardous materials annually.
But a report published by the American Chemistry Council suggests that recycling should be more aggressive, because it could cost the nation $2.8 billion in lost revenue by 2030.
A new report by the group argues that the US should focus on recycling more of the most hazardous materials, rather than focusing on recycling less.
In a new report, the American Chemical Society (ACS) says that we should recycle as much hazardous material as we can within a decade, as well as recyclable items from industrial processes.
According to the report, by 2030 the US could recycle an average of 1.5 million tons of hazardous waste each year.
“We can recycle nearly a billion tons of this waste,” said John O’Donnell, the president of ACS.
The ACS estimates that the country can recycle an estimated $2,400 worth of industrial waste every year.
But it’s hard to say how much waste could be recycled if the US was to adopt a similar approach to other countries.
To help reduce the cost of recycling, the ACS recommends that we focus on more durable and recyclables.
For example, the group suggests that the most harmful materials should be recycled in a manner that provides long-term sustainability, as opposed to the current method of simply dumping it in a landfill.
One way to do this is to recycle plastics instead of cardboard or paper.
The paper industry is already moving away from these plastics.
The US, on the other hand, should adopt a more aggressive recycling strategy, O’Connell said.
“Our country has made great strides towards recycling in the last decade, and it’s been incredibly successful,” O’Connor said.
“But if we’re not doing a good job with recycling, we’re just going to be putting more and more of this toxic material in the environment.”
That’s the most important lesson we can learn.