The Human Footprint

How much do you waste?

How much do you waste?

Each year, humans cut down 900,000,000 trees. On average, each person generates 106 pounds of food waste. In America alone, 28 billion bottles and jars and 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam cups are thrown away each year. Americans throw away 4.5 million tons of office paper each year. The average person produces 4.3 pounds of waste per day; 1.6 pounds more than in the 1960s. Americans make up 5% of the world's population and 30% of its garbage. Today, our society is very wasteful.



What you can do:

Recycle

Use reusable containers

Reuse things you usually throw away



Remember- It's not waste until you waste it!




picture below from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landfill

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