Has anyone watched Trash Inc? It's what got my family to go green. Here are some random facts:
Every year the US produces about a ton of trash for every woman, man, or child. That's approx. 307,006,550 tons of trash a year.
The trash in the middle or bottom of landfills is not exposed to air, moisture, or bugs and cannot decompose. As a result, most dumps actually STORE most of the garbage and fill up quickly. This is a good reason to compost.
40% of most dumps are filled with paper; that's more than plastic or glass. Paper is probably the easiest and cleanest material to recycle.
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