Who Actually Constructs a Landfill? You Might Be Surprised

According 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. […]

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