The folks over at www.trucksandparts.com manufacture a lot of different vehicles and equipment. One of the types of vehicles they specialize in is garbage trucks. As such, they recently created a very informative infographic highlighting 14 different facts about garbage and trash production in America. As a junk hauler with an emphasis on green, environmentally-responsible hauling, we think it’s great to see this kind of information distributed.
Here are few eye-opening figures from the infographic below that may give you pause:
- The total volume of solid waste created by Americans every year is equivalent to the weight of 2.3 MILLION Boeing 747 jumbo jets.
- Most communities spend more money on trash disposal than they do on schoolbooks and libraries, fire protection, and public parks
- Americans throw away 40% of the world’s toys, but only 4% of the world’s children live in the United States
Find the rest of the staggering stats below: