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Think Before you Toss!

17 July 2014

Most people don’t think too much about the trash they toss into the garbage. Yet, as these crazy cool and informative pictures to show, the amount of trash a typical family produces in one week can add up quickly! The simple summary of the information I found while researching for this blog is that Americans produce a LOT of trash and the amount of trash we produce significantly affects the amount of carbon and pollutants emitted. According to the EPA a typical American produces 4.38 pounds of waste a day and recycles or composts about 1.51 pounds of it. But we can do better! Cutting down on our trash by recycling and composting  more can make a BIG difference and are two of the best ways to help reduce our carbon footprints. Check out the recycling and composting actions on the Energy Challenge for great resources and see how big of a difference you can make. Link  to full info-graphic

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