Tree-Hugger Factoid #38

18 August 2011, 13:03

In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his/her adult weight in garbage. If you add it up, this means that a 150-lb. adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 lbs of trash for his/her children.
“n a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his/her adult weight in garbage. If you add it up, this means that a 150-lb. adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 lbs of trash for his/her children.”

Source: Oberlin College & Observatory
Photo Source: “Streets of Buenos Aires full of garbage” by Alonso Inostrosa Psijas


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