Why Our Actions Matter
The average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash per day. That amounts to 728,000 tons of garbage per day.
Only 1.5 pounds of that 4.4 pounds we produce each day will actually be recycled or composted.
Over 8 million metric tons of litter are entering our oceans each year
91% of plastic isn't recycled (National Geographic).
In the US, our recycling rate remains at 9% and has remained there since 2012.
The jaw-dropping statistics on this subject are growing and with it our awakening to the realization that we each have a role to play in the fate of our world.
It is through our actions that we can begin to slow the devastation our actions up until now have caused. And it's ok to start small. You gotta start somewhere.