How much plastic do Americans use in a day?



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    According to the EPA, 30 million tons of plastic waste were generated in 2009. Dividing this by the number of days in a year comes out to about 82,192 tons of plastic per day!

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    Each American uses about 200 pounds of plastic per year! About 30% of that is plastic packaging.

    Here’s some more plastic facts that I found:

    – When some plastic is buried, it can last up to 700 years.

    – Only 25% of the 4 million plastic bottles that Americans are estimated to use per hour are recycled.

    – Of the total plastic that Americans use per year, only about 2.2% is recycled.

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