How much garbage did we throw away every year?

Last night I was asked an interesting question that how much garbage that American threw away every year and I found something information on the website http://www.ecoclean.in/. The average American produces about 4.6 pounds of solid trash a day that means each average American produces 1,460 pounds of trash per year. Americans represent roughly 5% of the world’s population therefore we will produce about 210 million tons of garbage every years and less than one-quarter of it is recycled. There numbers will keep growing if we don’t find any solution to reduce it. So let’s help our environment with out 3 R’s: reduce, reuse & recycle.

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One Response to How much garbage did we throw away every year?

  1. Tina says:

    I’m very surprising about the gabage’s number that we through away every year. I like your 3 R’s solution,and also I think we should educate our children about how to save our evironment in our way such as trying to use less plastic bag or things as much as we can.I hope we will find out a better equipment in other to replace a plastic things.:)..and especially we will have a wonderful life as our heaven without worrying.thank for ur reading.:)

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