Have you thought about it?

What happens after the garbage men?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces about 4.4 pounds (2 kg) of garbage a day, or a total of 29 pounds (13 kg) per week and 1,600 pounds (726 kg) a year.

*This does not included businesses, construction, industrial or commercial trash.*

The USA is bad when it comes to waste, yet its not the worst–In Mexico, the average household produces 30 percent more garbage than in America.

The amount of waste produced by Americans alone is enough to form a line of filled-up garbage trucks and reach the moon.

Now picture a line of dump trucks waiting to fill a crater with our waste.

85% of our trash is taken to landfills or dumps. Paper waste makes for about 35 percent of the total material filling up landfills. Considering that most of this paper can be recycled, our trash problem could easily be cleaned up.

So think twice before you throw it away.

-Can you use it again?

-Can someone else use it again?

Do you really want your leftovers to end up here?



About ggerlach

I am a first year Brown student, attempting to blog about a project for EVNS 11!- The Traveling Tree
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