It’s easy to throw things away, until you stop to think about where exactly all of our waste really goes. All trash goes somewhere, and just because it may be out of sight doesn’t mean it should be out of your mind. According to the EPA, on average each American produces 5 pounds of waste that is sent to landfill per day. Inevitably, there is no “away” because all of our waste stays with us; polluting our water, land, and air.
The majority of waste produced is paper products, food, plastics, and yard trimmings. We can all make a difference together by taking action to reduce our families waste, one trash bag at a time. Choose an Action below to get started and keep our planet healthy and waste free.
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