Trash. It’s everywhere. Would you consider yourself tossing the average amount of trash in a single week—that would be 4.3 pounds—or less than that? If you’re like most typical Americans, this works out to 223.6 pounds of trash per person each year. A lot, isn’t it?
Multiply that number by all the people living in our country. This means that approximately 220 million tons of waste is generated each year.