Earth Has a Trash Problem

Imagine all of the trash the earth produces in a year, stacked together in a big pile. Can you visualize it?  All 2.6 TRILLION pounds of it? If you are like most people, then a number as big as 2.6 trillion is hard to truly comprehend. Even if you’ve visited your local landfill, you haven’t seen even close to that amount of garbage all in one place. Earth has a serious trash problem, but it is hard to comprehend the magnitude of the problem when you can’t comprehend the amount of trash we produce. Luckily, there is a solution. Start by picturing your average trash can, like the kind you see in a local park or in a classroom. Want to know how many trash cans a year of the Earth’s trash could fill? Just check out this infographic to find out.


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