Are We Abusing our Landfills to the Breaking Point?
Landfills are an eyesore, they are unpleasant to smell and produce gases which contribute to global warming while also taking up valuable real estate. That being said, they are often considered a necessary evil.
Here are some startling facts from BuschSystems.com
- Each person creates roughly 1.8KG of garbage a day
- 75% of waste is recyclable but we only recycle about 30% of it
- Canada produces double the amount of waste per capita as Japan
- 93% of Canadian homes have access to recycling
- North America has just 5.1% of the worlds population yet consumes 24% of the Earth’s resources
- Airports and Airlines only recycle 20% of their waste