• The US is the #1 trash producing country in the world. This means 5% of the world’s population generates 40% of the world’s waste.
  • Up to 70% of the waste from commercial food processing operations can be recycled.
  • On average each person produces almost one ton of solid waste per year.
  • Americans use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum cans every year. Those cans landfilled will still be cans in 500 years.
  • Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper per year; about 680 pounds per person.
  • Glass bottles would take over 4,000 years or more to decompose…even longer if it is landfilled.
  • Rain forests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute!
  • Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space