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The National Soft Drink Association has statistics that show consumers waste more glass and plastic bottles even though recycling centers have tripled since 1990. MSNBC.com reported that there are now more aluminum cans thrown away than recycled. The Aluminum Association claims this is due to the low scrap value for aluminum. Last year, 49 percent of the aluminum cans sold were recycled compared to 60 percent 10 years ago.
The Mayor of New York stated this past June that the city would stop picking up plastic and glass because it was too expensive and most of the material ended up in the landfill anyway.