There’s no denying that America has a trash problem. The USA produces more trash than any other country in the world, with each person throwing away 4.4 pounds of trash per day — that’s a collective total of more than 500 billion pounds of trash per year! From paper products, plastic, food scraps, and more, landfills are overflowing and threatening our health and environment. As non-renewable resources are consumed and the earth fills with trash, our insurmountable waste has become everyone’s problem and everyone’s responsibility. Read on to learn the top 10 reasons why we’ll be buried alive by trash, and get inspired to do something on Earth Day and every day after it!

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