Numbers: Jun. 25, 2007


1,643 Pounds of trash generated per person in the U.S. in 2005, the most recent year for which data are available. Some 32% of this waste was recycled, a rate that has doubled in the past 15 years

$236 billion Estimated annual revenue of the U.S. recycling industry

AFRICA AID $60 billion At the recent G-8 summit, amount that leaders pledged to deliver to Africa to fight AIDS, malaria and TB

5% Percentage of the aid package that is "new money," as $30 billion had already been announced by the U.S. government and most of the remainder would come from...

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