Overview : The Waste Recycling Rates

Source : http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/facts-text.htm#chart3
The line chart represents the waste recycling rates in the U.S from 1960 to 2011, in both percentage and tons.
In overall condition, the total waste recovery continuously climbed from the first state (in 1960) until the final state (in 2011) as well as the Percent Recycling. Both of this variable reached its peak in the fnal state (Total waste recovery variable on 86.9 tons and percent recycling variable on 34,7%) 
Both variable gradually increased from 1960 to 1985. The total waste recovery went up from 5.6 to 16.7 tons while the amount of garbage being recycled remained relatively steady at just over 6%. After this point, there was significant rise from 1980 to 2011. 

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