When I saw these images of various consumer products that are vizualized in their various quantities I was struck with how much waste we have in this country.
426,000 cel phones are retired every day.
11,000 jet trails are produced in this country every 8 hours
106,000 aluminum cans are used in the US every 30 SECONDS!
60,000 plastic bags are used in the US every 5 SECONDS
If I ever needed a boost to make sure I recycle, this display certainly brought it to the forefront of my mind. We do a pretty good job of recycling at our house but I think we are going to try to do better. I’d like to do my part to keep some of this stuff from our landfills. It’s not like we have unlimited space there. Remind me to post about when I was a kid and we had houses around us that could explode at any minute due to the methane gas that was seeping in to homes from the landfill a mile away. People were having to evacuate and live in hotels just in case their house exploded. I guess those memories give me added incentive to do my part to recycle as much as I can.