Garbage In, Garbage Out - A Trashy Truth

Everyone thinks they know how much trash Americans throw away. The official EPA figure—used by environmentalists, businesses, and policymakers—maintains that the average American rolls just over 4.3 pounds to the curb every day. The problem: This "gold standard" of garbology is wildly wrong. Americans actually throw out more than 7 pounds a day, sending nearly twice as much waste to landfills as the EPA lets on.

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