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Nations Leading the Way in Recycling Efforts

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Which nations have excelled in reducing landfill waste through efficient recycling practices? In the realm of OECD countries, Germany stands out as an exemplary model, composting or recycling 65 percent of all municipal waste. In contrast, the United States faces challenges in matching this impressive figure, with only 35 percent of municipal waste being recycled. Although not ranking at the bottom, Canada achieved a recycling rate of only 24 percent for its municipal waste in 2013, while Turkey struggled with a meager 1 percent. New Zealand vehemently contested the OECD’s report, asserting that its purportedly poor environmental rating was inaccurate and entirely unjustified.

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