On average, people throw out 4.9 pounds of trash per day, which amounts to almost 1,800 pounds per year per person! This is often a combination of plastics, food wrappers, clothing, food, e-waste, and personal care products.
Unfortunately, many of these trashed items pose long term problems for everyone involved. Only 9% of plastics will ever be recycled and many of our plastics will be shipped to other countries, shifting the environmental burden to them. We’re also running out of landfill space and cannot keep up with our current levels of waste.