Archive for June 26, 2015
Environmental concerns have been rising for years. Here are some facts you may not know about the environment and how you can do your part to help:
- The average American makes 4.5 pounds of trash daily. This comes out to an estimated 1.5 tons of waste per year.
- The Environmental Protection Agency reports that about 75% of solid waste is recyclable, even though only an estimated 30% is actually recycled.
- Americans create about 21.5 million tons of food waste every year.
- If that food waste was all composted, the greenhouse gases it would reduce would be equal to the effect of taking 2 million cars off the road.
- If every American who buys a newspaper recycled just one-tenth of it, 25 million trees a year would be saved.