Trashing the Earth

Earth Day is a good time to consider just how much we throw away–and not just food. We create 4.4 pounds of trash per day, which is pretty ridiculous.

This infographic conveys just how wasteful we are. And food waste’s impact is even greater than pictured, as the numbers represent the percentage of waste created, not what hits the landfill after recycling. Because less then 3 percent of food waste is recycled, food is about 20 percent (the largest component) of waste sent to the landfill. 

Thanks to KirbyBuilt for making this telling infographic!


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