How Much Trash Is Consumed?

8 billion humans @ 8 billion pieces of trash per day
x 365 days = 2,920,000,000,000 (2.92 trillion) pieces of trash per year.

Weight of one AA battery = 1 ounce

2.92 trillion x 1 ounce = 2.92 trillion ounces
= 182,500,000,000 (182.5 billion) pounds.

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America consumes 254 million tons of trash per year, with a stated 34.3% being recycled.
= 87,122,000 tons recycled
= 166,878,000 tons not recycled

166.87 million tons = 334 billion pounds


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