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| 2013 || || Program launch || Operation Green Fence launches in China as an effort to start getting exporting countries to clean their recycling, their plastics in particular.<ref name="America’s new recycling crisis, explained by an expert"/> || {{w|China}}
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| 2014 || Textile || Statistics || "More than 15 Over 16 million tons of used textile waste is are generated each year in the United States, and in the amount has doubled over the last 20 years. In 2014, over 16 million tons of textile waste was generated, according to the Environmental Protection Agencyyear. Of this amount, 2.62 million tons were are recycled, 3.14 million tons were are combusted for energy recovery, and 10.46 million tons were are sent to the landfill. An average American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothing per person per year. On average, nationally, it costs cities $45 per ton to dispose of old clothing. Synthetic clothing may take hundreds of years to decompose."<ref name="Textile and Garment Recycling Facts and Figures">{{cite web |title=Textile and Garment Recycling Facts and Figures |url=https://www.thebalancesmb.com/textile-recycling-facts-and-figures-2878122 |website=thebalancesmb.comd |accessdate=4 February 2020}}</ref> || {{w|United States}}
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| 2014 || || || About 258 million tons of trash are generated in the United States. 66.4 million tons are cecycled and 23 million tons of this material are composted. A 34.6 percent recycling rate is calculated. On average, Americans recycle and compost 1.51 pounds of their individual waste generation of 4.44 pounds per person per day.<ref name="lbre.stanford.edu">{{cite web |title=Frequently Asked Questions: Benefits of Recycling |url=https://lbre.stanford.edu/pssistanford-recycling/frequently-asked-questions/frequently-asked-questions-benefits-recycling |website=lbre.stanford.edu |accessdate=9 February 2020}}</ref> || {{w|United States}}
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