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That is extremely US-specific. E.g. >90% of one-way PET bottles are truly recycled (bottle-to-bottle) in plenty of countries, pretty much all of those with a deposit return system. US is changing though, there is lots of legislation coming in various states. Eg pretty sure Florida has started designing a deposit system (and other recycling infrastructure stuff)
A new UN report says we're on track for 2.5 degrees of warming, not the target 1.5. We need to reduce emissions by 45%, but we're headed for a 10% increase.