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The average American generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day, 1.6 pounds more than in 1960.
It takes about a thousand years for plastic bottles to break down naturally. (That's an educated guess. No one has ever seen one break down completely yet.
The U.S. buried or burned more than 166 million tons of recyclable resources – paper, plastic, metals, glass and organic materials – in landfills and incinerators last year.
The average American discards 65 lbs of clothing a year. Five years ago, clothing represented 7% of the trash in landfills; today, 30%.
46,000 pieces of plastic trash are present on every square mile of the ocean today.
Virtually every piece of plastic ever created still exists on the Earth today.
Half the world’s tropical and temperate forests are now gone.
More than 2 million people globally die prematurely every year due to outdoor and indoor air pollution.
Every year in the U.S. nearly 200 billion recyclable beverage containers are sold, two-thirds of which are landfilled, incinerated or littered.
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