At Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary, a Majority of Americans Believe it will Take at Least Another 40 Years to Achieve “Zero Waste”

Published: 21 April 2010
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

Although a majority of Americans (57 percent) would like for the U.S. to achieve “zero-waste”—or a state where all products are reused and any trash sent to landfills is minimal—in 20 years or less, they believe it will take 41 years or more (53 percent) before “zero-waste” can be achieved, according to a survey of one-thousand Americans conducted by Opinion Research for the Glass Packaging Institute.

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