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Rise Fuel Economy Standards to 54.5 MPG by 2025

NATION’S LARGEST CONSUMER GROUPS SUPPORT 54.5 MPG STANDARD As hearings on fuel economy standards are held today in Philadelphia and next week in San Francisco, the nation’s largest consumer groups – the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and Consumers Union (CU), the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports – are speaking out in support […]

January 19th

EPA Factoid: 2010 Recovery of Municipal Solid Waste

In 2010, Americans recovered almost 65 million tons of MSW (excluding composting) through recycling. Composting recovered over 20 million tons of waste. We combusted about 29 million tons for energy recovery (about 12 percent). Subtracting out what we recycled and composted, we combusted (with energy recovery) or discarded 2.9 pounds per person per day.   Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

January 18th