UK Company Chastises US for Waste and Lack of Recycling

“… companies producing large volumes of waste ... may find themselves footing the bill if they do not find sustainable solutions …” according to a July 2, 2019 Verisk Maplecroft news release. Verisk Maplecroft is a UK company doing data modeling, risk analysis, and forecasting. The news release notes that “… America’s thirst for consumption is not matched by an appetite for recycling …”. They state that the United States “… is the world’s top producer of waste and one of the worst of any industrialised nation for managing its trash … The gulf between what we produce and what we recycle is creating profound challenges for governments and populations … what is significant is its lack of commitment to offsetting its waste footprint … The US is the only developed nation whose waste generation outstrips its ability to recycle, underscoring a shortage of political will and investment in infrastructure … With the world’s attention firmly fixed on the problem of waste, we expect governments to act, with businesses footing the bill …”