The graph below shows waste recycling rates in the U.S. from 1960 to 2011. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The given line graph illustrates the information about waste recovery in the United States of America between 1960 and 2011. The data was measured in both million tons and percentages.
Overall, the maximum amount of waste was recovered in 2011, and the minimum was in 1960, while the recycling process increased gradually during the 51 years.
To begin with, 5.6 million tons were recovered in 1960 in the USA, and it increased steadily till 1985 when it was 16.7 million tons. Thereafter, there was a sharply soared and doubled recycling rate in 1990. Also, the enhancement continued in the next five years, where it showed more than 1/5th of the recovery rate. After steadily rising, it ended at 86.9 million tons in 2011.
Shifting the per cent of recycled products initiated at 6.4% in 1960, and from there, it declined slightly to 6.2% next five years. However, it frequently soared till 1985 at 1/10th of the total percentage. At the same time, it up-surged gradually by 6% in the next five years. From 1990 to 2011, it rose drastically and settled at 34.7% 2011.
Sample 2 The Graph Below Shows Waste Recycling Rates in The U.S. from 1960 to 2011
The line graph elucidates information pertaining to the total waste recovery (units in a million tons) and percentage of recycling in the US between 1960 and 2011.
Overall, it can be asserted that the total waste recovery was at its zenith in 2011, while in 1960, it was minuscule. Also, the recycling percentage pattern was the same as the total waste recovery, and both categories showed an upward trend.
Essentially, in 1960 and 1965, the total waste recovery in the us was 5.6 and 6.5 million tons, and the percentage of recycling was 6.4% and 6.2%, respectively. Furthermore, in 1970 the total waste recovery was 8 million tons which slightly increased by 1.3 million tons in 1975, whereas the recycling percentage was 6.6%, then rose slightly to 7.3% in 1975. Similarly, in 1980 and 1985, the total recovery augmented from 14.5 to 16.7, and the recycling percentage increased from 9.6 % to 10.1%, respectively.
Also, there was substantial growth in total waste recovery by 33.2, 55.8 and 69.5 million tons; however, the data for parentage recycling was 16%, 25.7% and 28.5%, respectively. Moreover, the total waste recovery proliferated prodigiously to 79.8 million tons in 2005 and 86.9 million tons in 2011, and the recycling percentage soared slowly to 31.4%in 2005 and 34.7% in 2011.
Follow Us on IELTSFever Twitter for more updates