FIVE Startling Facts from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
1) Did you know it takes a 15-year-old tree to produce 700 grocery bags?
2) Each year American throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam cups. Even 500 years from now, the foam coffee cup you used this morning will be sitting in a landfill!
3) Every year nearly 900,000,000 trees are cut down to provide raw materials for American paper and pulp mills.
4) Americans throw away about 28 billion bottles and jars every year.
5) Disposable diapers last centuries in landfills. An average baby will go through 8,000 of them! So, REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE!