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Environmental Protection Agency, U.S.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in December 1970 by an executive order of United States President Richard Nixon. The EPA is an agency of the United States federal government whose mission is to protect human and environmental health.

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    • February 2019
      Source: Environmental Protection Agency, U.S.
      Uploaded by: Knoema
      Accessed On: 02 May, 2019
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      EPA defines containers and packaging as products that are assumed to be discarded the same year the products they contain are purchased. Containers and packaging make up a major portion of municipal solid waste (MSW), amounting to 77.9 million tons of generation in 2015 (29.7 percent of total generation). Packaging is the product used to wrap or protect goods, including food, beverages, medications and cosmetic products. Containers and packaging are used in the shipping, storage and protection of products. They also provide sales and marketing benefits.   Containers and Packaging: Product-Specific Data in MSW by Weight