Recycled plastic math problem

In 2012, the U.S. produced 32 million tons of plastic. Only 9% was recovered for recycling.  How much was recovered?   How much would be recovered if 20% were recycled?

It takes 100 to 400 years for plastics to break down in a landfill.  If you buried a plastic bottle today what is the soonest date that it would be broken down?

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.