If you think that trash stinks, just wait till you read these statistics!
And these stat are just the tip of the iceberg (err … trashheap?)
We can’t believe it …
- Just 34% of America’s trash gets recycled
- Americans produce the equivalent of a Superdome full of garbage every 2.5 days
- Trash in the US weighs 2.43 times as much as the total number of semis in the US (6,272,250 semis)
- The total weight of trash Americans produce each year is equivalent to a quarter of the weight of every human on earth combined
And that’s just the start! If your community recycles, take advantage of it. If it doesn’t, get one started!