Between 1960 and 2008 the amount of waste each person creates has almost
doubled from 2.7 to 4.5 pounds per day. The most effective way to stop this
trend is by preventing waste in the first place.
70% of our daily trash could be
recycled or composted only about 30% actually is. About 30% of US
municipal waste comes from containers and packaging, while another 40%
results from paper products.
Every product has a life cycle,
So we’ve all heard it before:
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, and more importantly that is the order in which we
should do all three. Recycling should become our last resort and our attention
should be shifted to REDUCING our consumption first!
Think of reduce, reuse, and recycle as a hierarchy of actions.