The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day. This is 1.6 pounds more than most produced back in 1960.
I would like to talk briefly about trash. We make so much garbage rubbish waste litter junk scrap or whatever you call it.
Some things like packaging are hard to eliminate because they are necessary for sanitary reasons. One thing that each of us can easily do to change how much waste we make is EASY. We waste SOooOOOoOoO much garbage on cups! We drink out of plastic cups so often and just throw them right after we are done. It's simply mad how much we waste in cups alone. An easy fix that you can do is to invest in two cups... only TWO... that you can take with you on the go. One for hot drinks and one for cold. Take your cups with you everywhere and have your coffee shop fill your cup-- whip out your cup at the bank when you see free coffee. Fill your cup up before you go on a road trip or to work… don’t waste your money buying water in the plastic bottles! By doing this, you alone would eliminate so much garbage! The best drinking vessels are glass -- better for you and better for the environment. I personally carry these two… One for hot tea/coffee and one for water.