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Trash Stinks and So Do These Stats! – Infographic

 

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?)

Trash Stinks and So Do These Stats

 

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!

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