My Plastic-free Life - Topic: Old Plastics, Fresh Dirt Simple:Press Version 5.6.7 Beth Terry on Old Plastics, Fresh Dirt Plastic News Plastics composed 12% of the 250 million tons of trash Americans generated in 2010, according to the EPA. Food waste and yard trimmings, in contrast, made up 27%. Compostable plastics won’t make the problem of plastic waste magically disappear. But they can help municipalities and institutions divert organic waste away from the landfill and to the compost pile.

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