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Present progressive or simple present?

Is it:

  • According to the Agency, about 20 percent of the 5 million tons of plastic produced by private and commercial consumers every year are being recycled

or

  • According to the Agency, about 20 percent of the 5 million tons of plastic produced by private and commercial consumers every year are recycled
  • Either, but it should be is (being) recycled. – Minty Jun 12 at 12:36
  • THANK YOU. is there a way to express, that I don´t believe the Agency that said that (with the help of a verb form or sth.)??? – LiniBiniSchini Jun 12 at 12:42
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    The agency is claimed to have said that, each year, about 20 percent... is probably the neatest way. – Minty Jun 12 at 14:25

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