In today’s “use it and lose it” society, everything seems disposable. The majority of food and drinks consumed in cities are served in single-use containers, and recycling rates are still abysmally low. Even the amount of food consumed per person has skyrocketed in the last 50 years. Meat consumption alone went from 138 pounds per person per year in 1950 to 195 pounds per person per year in 2000. By the year 2100, unless the production of greenhouse gasses isn’t dramatically halted, some estimate that we could face a sea level rise of up to 32 feet, which would devastate cities like New York, London, and Shanghai. ReuseThisBag created an infographic with some of the worst predictions as well as visionary ideas that could help turn the tide.

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