by Dawn Quirk
Ever wonder where you can find real facts about Global Warming and the effects of greenhouse gases on our fragile climate? The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and Eco-Cycle have teamed up to author a comprehensive study that explores the effects of waste prevention and expanding reuse, recycling and composting. With great detail and analysis, the study provides statistics for the future as well as the present. The United States is at fault the most – we account for less than 5% of the world’s population, and at the same time we generate 22% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions and consume 30% of the world’s resources, as well as create 30% of the world’s entire waste. It is stunning to think about how much waste is generated on a yearly basis, when compared to just a few decades ago. Single-use plastic products and packaging, which is basically non-recyclable, was a modest 120,000 tons in 1960. Based on the study today that number has grown exponentially with over 12.5 million tons generated per year.
Find out what today’s environmental leaders across the globe are striving towards and explore their plans for tomorrow’s generation. Be informed and grasp the facts. Check out Stop Trashing the Climate.