Although absent on our infographic, and representing less than one p.c of all MSW technology, e-waste is definitely the fastest-growing home waste stream within the U.S.—Americans generated 2.7 million tons of shopper electronics goods in 2018. And on a worldwide scale, solely a couple of fifth of all electronic waste is recycled. The EPA’s latest figures recommend U.S. residents create 35.7 million tons of plastic waste per 12 months, and the portability and convenience-factor that plastic provides to an workplace environment finally makes it a main driver. Between bottles, baggage, and packaging, an office can accumulate lots of plastic supplies. For reference, the common individual makes use of 156 plastic bottles per year, with Americans collectively throwing away 2.5 million plastic bottlesevery hour.