Check out these numbers:
Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, most of which are thrown away!
Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1 million sea creatures every year.
A modern glass bottle takes 4 thousand years or more to decompose.
About one-third of an average landfill is made up of packaging material.
We toss out two billion plastic razors, a million and a half tons of paper towels, and 12 billion disposable diapers annually.
The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world’s people generate 40% of the world’s waste.
Something to think about from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County.