Data in everyday life: Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 in the U.S., and on other dates internationally. This chart reflects recycling efforts for aluminum cans for countries in Europe, the United States, and Canada in 2010.

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Source: http://www.container-recycling.org

One thought on “Data in everyday life: Earth Day

  1. Interesting. I wondered how Australia will perform compared to the Eurozone Countires and the US. In some states/territories the recycling effort is enhanced by a 10c refund on cans and drink boxes. Not only is this good for recycling but also improves the environment in the states/territories where the refund is active. Virtually no cans or drink boxes are seen in the rubbish or general waste and the environment is left much cleaner. I wonder if this initiative can also be used on all recyclabble goods? The 10c refund is added to the purchase price and then given back on return to a recycling depot. Food for thought!

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