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THE CYCLE OF WASTE: RETRAINING OUR MINDS TO THINK ABOUT TRASH
We've been talking a lot about waste over the last month, but what exactly is waste? Waste is anything that is disposed of after use. It could include food waste, textile waste, packaged goods, disposable goods, or used electronics. In 2017, the United States generated about 268 million tons of waste, or 4.51 pounds per person per day. Currently, when we trash something, it goes in one of three directions. It will either go to the landfill, into recycling, or into the incinerator.