Did You Know Facts

What a Waste: Seven Simple Solutions to Reducing Waste

Despite making up less than 5% of Earth’s population, the United States accounts for approximately a quarter of the world’s …

Did You Know – Battery Waste

Did you know? We throw away enough batteries each year to build a column from here to the Moon, and …

Did You Know – Plastic Bags in San Francisco Bay

Did you know? There are 100 plastic bags in the San Francisco Bay for every one seal, duck, and pelican …

Did You Know – Trash

Did you know? 99% of everything an American buys will be in the trash within 6 months.

Did You Know – Winter Holiday Waste

ACCESS-C-A Did you know? The winter holiday season in America generates 25% more waste than any other six-week period. That …

Did You Know – Compostables in the Landfill

Did you know? Every year Americans throw away 21.5 million tons of otherwise compostable food waste in landfills and incinerators, …

Did You Know – Hershey Kiss Wrappers

Did you know? Every day, 133 square miles of aluminum foil is used to wrap more than 20 million Hershey …

Did You Know – Recycling An Aluminum Can

Did you know? The energy saved by recycling one aluminum can can run your television for two hours.

Did You Know – Paper Production Emissions

Did you know? The American paper industry is the 4th largest greenhouse gas emitter among manufacturers, contributing 9% of the …

Did You Know – Recycling A Glass Bottle

Did you know? The energy saved by recycling one glass bottle is enough to light a 100-watt light bulb for …

Did You Know – Landfill Emissions

Did you know? Landfills are the number one human contributor of methane in America. 

Did You Know – Paper

Did you know? 42% of wood cut down for industrial purposes is used to make paper.