The Graph Below Shows Waste Recycling Rates in The U.S. from 1960 to 2011

The graph below shows waste recycling rates in the U.S. from 1960 to 2011. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.


The graph below shows waste recycling rates in the U.S. from 1960 to 2011

The line graph illustrates how much proportion of national waste was recycled between the years 1960 and 2011 in the USA, measured in both tons and percentages.

Overall, it is witnessed that the total waste recovery measured in a million tons was comprised much more than that of per cent recycling.

At the beginning of the period, the ratio of rubbish recovery was at its low, accounting for 5.6 million tons. Moreover, the figure experienced marginal growth leading to 16.7 million tons over the period of five years. Furthermore, after 1965, the statistics for total waste recovery skyrocketed, reaching its peak of 86.9 million tons in 2011.

With regards to per cent recycling, the figure remained fairly stable, hovering around 6.5% in three years period. Eventually, gradual growth was noticed from 6.6% to 10.1% in 1965. In addition, after 1965, the recycling of waste showed a significant rise to just over the quarters in 1995. This was followed by a steady increment to almost 35% at the end of the year.

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