How much solid waste is produced each year?

Answer According to the Environmental Protection Agency, an average of 4-1/2 pounds of solid waste was produced every day by each person in the United States in 2000. With a population of 285,669,915 that... Read More »

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How much of our solid waste is plastic?

The Environmental Literacy Council reports that plastics make up around 25 percent of all buried landfill waste in the U.S.. By recycling 1 ton of plastic, around 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space ... Read More »

How much waste is produced by Las Vegas casinos?

Hotels, restaurants and casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada, generate more than 500,000 tons of waste per year. Many Las Vegas properties are putting money into extensive recycling programs to help counte... Read More »

How many tires are produced each year?

According to statistics published by the Rubber Manufacturers of America, manufacturers shipped 259.7 million tires in the U.S. in 2009. Tire sales for 2010 are expected to increase by about 3 per... Read More »

How many clogs are produced in holland each year?

Approximately 3 million clogs are produced in Holland every year. These traditional Dutch wooden shoes are primarily produced for tourists. Very few modern Dutch citizens--outside of farmers, garde... Read More »