We Have a Trash Problem

Our country…and your home town…has a trash problem.

We throw away a tremendous amount of trash in the US.  More than 500 billion pounds per year, according to the EPA.  To make matters worse, much of what we throw into landfills and incinerators can be recycled. Using recycled materials to manufacture new products such as paper, bottles, and cans helps save money, conserve energy, preserve our natural environment, and improve our communities.

Together, we can cut the amount of trash we’re throwing away and help the environment, the economy, and our cities and towns.