The Trouble With Trash

Posted by Lisa DeJessa on May 13, 2019 in  Ecology
We have a trash problem. We throw away a tremendous amount of trash in the US.  More than 500 billion pounds per year, according to the EPA.  To make matters worse, much of what we throw into landfills and incinerators can be recycled. Using recycled materials to manufacture new products such as paper, bottles, and cans helps save money, conserve energy, preserve our natural environment, and improve our communities. According to a study by Columbia University, Americans trash seven pounds of material per ... read more
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