Biker Returns Trash To People Who Threw It Out WIndow

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The least this person could have done was waited to throw the garbage in the trashcan.

It would have been even better if he would have recycled it. Trash is a huge problem in the United States and many other parts of the world.

Johns Refuse shared several horrifying statistics about the amount of trash produced in the United States and where it ends up.

  • “Reports show that Americans generate between 250 and 400 million tons of garbage each year – all of which requires landfill space.
  • “53.4 (percent) of paper products are recycled in the United States. While this is a huge improvement over years before, there is still big room for improvement!
  • “The average office worker uses over 500 paper cups per year. Think of the impact of reducing this by only half!
  • “The amount of waste generated has tripled since 1960.
  • “The United States has the highest amount of waste generated per person of any country at an average of 4.6 pounds per day.
  • “Only around 1/10 of solid garbage in the United States is recycled each year.
  • “Despite this seemingly low rate, this is still an increase of around 100% over the last decade – we are making improvements!
  • “Each year, around 100.2 billion plastic bags are used by Americans.
  • “In the Pacific Ocean, there is a “Plastic Island” twice the size of Texas that was created by dumping waste into the ocean.
  • “36% of what is thrown away in the U.S. each year is paper or cardboard – much of which is recyclable.
  • “The United States has over 3,000 active landfills and over 10,000 “old” landfills. All of these create hazardous gas and could be a danger to groundwater.”