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Before you throw anything in the trash, ask yourself...

Why Rethink?

According to the EPA's 2008 Municipal Solid Waste fact sheet, each American generates about 4.5 pounds of trash a day and only 1/3 of that trash is recycled or composted. The rest goes into more than 3,000 landfills across the country. Besides the simple equation that if we keep generating so much trash that goes into landfills, we'll eventually run out land to fill, a more immediate concern is that many landfills contain hazardous waste which can release toxic chemicals into ground water and the rivers and lakes located nearby.

Other reasons to work to reduce the waste you produce:

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