The U.S. throws away around 200 million tons of garbage each day. The Average American generates about 4 pounds of garbage each day. That is approximately 1,460 pounds per person per year. Paper takes up as much as 50% of landfill space! If line up bumper to bumper, a string of garbage trucks hauling the nations daily waste could reach halfway to the moon.
The Life of Litter-Decomposition Rate of Trash
Source: The New York Times
Source: Garten Services Inc.
For every ton of paper recycled:
Cans and Bottles:
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