If we assume Yankee Candles' is still producing 200 million candles per year, we can use its industry market share of 46% to estimate the number of candles sold every year, which would result in approximately 435 million (200 million / .46).
CANDLES THROWN AWAY
During the Christmas season, it is thought that hundreds of thousands of candles end up in landfills, and their plastic casings could remain there for 1,000 years.
Candle wax is not recyclable, meaning many candle vessels likely end up in landfills rather than being recycled, as recycling takes the extra step of cleaning out the vessel.
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