Who Actually Constructs a Landfill? You Might Be Surprised

Landfill picAccording to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans produce about 4.4 pounds of garbage daily. That’s around 1,600 pounds a year!

Americans represent 5 percent of the world’s population, but generate 30 percent of its garbage. Less than 2 percent of the waste stream in the U.S. gets recycled. Yet a large percentage of what’s landfilled is recyclable.

According to a report from the University of Utah’s School of ArchitectureAmericans waste billions of pounds of materials per year. To learn more details about the huge amount and types of things we waste and what each of us can do to reduce this, check out the full article.

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  1. In 2014, INDIANA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WYOMING, ALASKA, LOUISIANA, COLORADO were top states throwing away USA’s most un-reused, unrecycled items/waste, needlessly ending up into landfills, incinerators. NEVADA was the leading garbage producing and landfilling state during previous decade.

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