# How many pounds of plastics were recycled per person in the United States?

Math skills: Circle graphs

Related Environmental issues: Recycling

About 0.9 tons of materials were recycled per person in the United States in 2018.

The circle graph below shows a breakdown of recycled materials.

How many pounds of plastics were recycled per person in 2018?

(1tons=2,000pounds)

0.9 x 2000 x 0.04=72

Source: U.S. EPA. Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling

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# When did plastic production increase the most?

Math skills: Line graphs

Related Environmental issues: Waste

Plastic pollution has become one of the largest environmental problems in the world. For example, millions of animals are killed by plastic waste every year.

We have produced lots of plastics. In which period, did we produce the most plastic?

ANSWER  F (between 2000 and 2010)

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