Wednesday, September 28

Surprising Stats

Everyday each of us throws things away - but have you ever thought about just much stuff ends up in your garage bin each day? According to the EPA, the average American produces 4.4 lbs of trash daily - that's 30.8 lbs a week or 1,600 lbs a year. I wonder what that number was 100 years ago or 50 or even 15 years ago, I'm guessing no where close to what we waste today. Read this post from Earth911 for more startling statistics, including the amount of that trash that actually gets recycled (you'll be astounded!) And, the next time you go to throw that coffee cup (or water bottle or wrapper, etc.) into the closest trash can instead of looking for a recycling bin maybe you'll think twice.

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