25 Aug '12, 3am

Crazy fact: Americans use 500 million disposable straws every day.

Crazy fact: Americans use 500 million disposable straws every day.

The cupcake craze of recent years is slowly declining, and trendy dessert-lovers have moved on to more curious "fad foods" like miniature pies and candy shaped like mustaches . But cupcakes are still one of the most popular desserts in the nation, with millions consumed annually. Crumbs , America's largest cupcake chain, sold an estimated 13 million cupcakes in 2010. And with literally thousands of poshed-out cupcake bakeries lining main streets across the country, Americans are eating a whole lot of cupcakes. The only problem with our fondness for the retro treat is that paper cupcake liners are extremely challenging to recycle, as contamination from cooking oils can damage the quality of recycled paper goods. Like aluminum foil , metal cupcake liners are also problematic to recycle once used. Rest easy, cupcake lovers. You don't have to give up your beloved confections f...

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