Did You Know?

 
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13 million tons of textiles end up in U.S. landfills every year.

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37% of material going into our county landfill is compostable.

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Last year, 194 tons of material put in county recycling were not recyclable.

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We generate 9+ pounds of trash per person per day. The national average is 7 pounds.

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53% of material buried in the landfill could have been diverted.

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Daily straw use in the United States exceeds 500 million/day.

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7,500 tons of plastic bottles reach our landfill every year.

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Each year over 3,700 tons of food waste is buried in the Pitkin County Landfill.

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Americans each throw away an average of 70 pounds of clothing & textiles annually.