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Last updated 8/25/2021 at 11:19am

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 91% of plastic does not get recycled. An alternative such as Brita water pitchers, faucet filters and reusable bottles over single-use plastic water bottles can remove up to 1,800 plastic water bottles from circulation each year.

Recycling is one approach for reducing landfill waste, but replacing single-use items with reusable alternatives is another way to tackle a growing environmental problem.

Plastic accounts for a significant share of landfill waste each year. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 91% of plastic does not get recycled. Plastics are among the top solid waste materials (behind paper, paperboard and food), and single-use items like bags, sacks and bottles, represent the largest segment of plastic waste.

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