how to recycle everything when less than 20% is re-used

Americans generate more than 250 million pounds of trash a year but less than 20% is recycled.  The elimination of food waste could feed one billion people a year. The article listed in the previous endnote lists how to recycle old shoes, bikes, food, bras, water filters, carpets, crayons, eyeglasses, etc.
Christina Sarich,  “Garbage Land USA,” NationofChange, May 14, 2014.
http://www.nationofchange.org/garbage-land-usa-590000000000-pounds-waste-generated-annually-1400079448

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