Steph Guinan recently finished an infographic on garbage creation in the US. This is some of what she discovered during her research on the topic.
The EPA estimates that each person in the US produces 4.43 pounds of garbage per day. With a growing population, even moderate attempts to reduce the cycle of consumption and disposal have not been enough to plateau the country’s total trash production. When considering the ways in which we interact with our environment, it is critical for us to examine and understand our waste. Data visualization can aid this understanding and better equip us to adjust our consumption and disposal habits.
Trash is Big Business
Waste management is a $55 billion industry, according to the Waste Business Journal. Projections of growth expect the industry to reach $60... keep reading