How much garbage do we produce in the U.S.A.?

Over 2/3rds of the stuff we throw away is edible. Each year Americans create nearly 210 million tons of solid waste. 42% of our garbage is made up of paper textile.

About three and a half pounds of solid waste are thrown away every day for each person in the U.S.

Trash often contains poop such as those found in cleaners, paints,and sprays.

Some types of solid waste cannot be hauled off by packer trucks and goes to a landfill.

No matter how hard we try there is no escaping garbage.

Of all the waste we generate, we now recyle about 40%.

In 1999 we threw away about 930,000 pounds of garbage in the USA.

People throw away about 4 pounds of garbage a day per person.

In other words, Americans are fat pigs.

Industrialized countries produce more than half of the world's garbage.

We throw away more than 50 cd's each year in the United States Of America.

About half of the trash we throw away is still safe to use

It's important to recycle because all of that we can reuse. Which means the world would be producing less, so factories won't be giving off smoke and creating air pollution.

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