About 32 million metric tons of it end up in municipal landfills, at a cost of about $15 billion a year to local governments the problem is not limited to the united states. National key facts and figures in the united states each year, epa produces a report called advancing sustainable materials management: fact sheet, formerly called municipal solid waste in the united states: facts and figures. The 7 billion livestock animals in the united states consume five times as much grain as is consumed directly by the entire american population -- herbivores on the hoof each year an estimated 41 million tons of plant protein is fed to us livestock to produce an estimated 7 million tons of animal protein for human consumption. Glass container use in the united states increased by 47 million tons between 1960 and 2005 however, the glass container market share of msw declined in the same time period by 37 percent as.
Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the us americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year about 680 pounds per person the average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Estimates on the amount of food waste in america range from 30% – 40% in this post you’ll learn about food waste in the united states, where and why it’s happening, and most importantly, what you can do to stop it. This figure shows greenhouse gas emissions and sinks (negative values) by source in the united states from 1990 to 2014 for consistency, emissions are expressed in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. At least 13 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year—in fields, during transport, in storage, at restaurants, and in markets in industrialized and developed countries alike.
Only 125% of e-waste is currently recycled for every 1 million cell phones that are recycled, 35,274 lbs of copper, 772 lbs of silver, 75 lbs of gold, and 33 lbs of palladium can be recovered. Each year 12 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, stormwater, and industrial waste are dumped into us water while children make up 10% of the world’s population, over 40% of the global burden of disease falls on them. Launched in 2016, us food loss and waste 2030 champions are businesses and organizations that have made a public commitment to reduce food loss and waste in their own operations in the united states by 50 percent by the year 2030. According to statistics by the us environmental protection agency (epa), food waste accounted for 34 million tons of some 250 million tons of municipal solid waste in the united states in 2010, with a price tag of about $13 billion. Electronic waste have become an ever-growing problem in the united states each year, over 32 million tons of electronic waste is put in us landfills a large portion of this electronic waste is computers, monitors, and televisions.
By this measure, one animal unit of broiler (meat) chickens produces an average of 1497 tons of manure each year, fattened cattle 1059 tons per year and dairy cows 1524 tons per year f in comparison, one “animal unit” of humans produces a mere 548 tons of waste per year. However, the us’s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles – more than $1 billion worth of plastic – are wasted each year 3 the recommended eight glasses of water a day, at us tap rates equals about $49 per year that same amount of bottled water is about $1,400. If present trends continue, by 2050, there will be 12 billion metric tons of plastic in landfills that amount is 35,000 times as heavy as the empire state building ( learn about one possible. Growing the 133 billion pounds of food that retailers and consumers discard in the united states annually slurps to help produce a food-waste documentary for a bbc politics show, and activists. In the us, 439 pounds of trash per day and up to 56 tons of trash per year are created by the average person only about one-tenth of all solid garbage in the united states gets recycled.
Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day or equivalent to 146 billion cups of coffee per year, making the united states the leading consumer of coffee in the world waste if you buy just one cup of coffee or tea in a disposable cup every day, you’ll end up creating about 23 lbs of waste in one year. The united states, china, brazil, japan and germany are the leading trash generators the us produced about 228 million tons of waste in 2006, a figure that climbed to 254 tons by 2013. Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 13 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted food losses and waste amounts to roughly us$ 680 billion in industrialized countries and us$ 310 billion in developing countries. By one government tally, about 60 million tons of produce worth about $160 billion is wasted by retailers and consumers every year—one third of all foodstuffs but that is just a “downstream.
The report concludes that the united states has the future potential to produce at least one billion dry tons of biomass resources (composed of agricultural, forestry, waste, and algal materials) on an annual basis without adversely affecting the environment. The united states generated 117 million tons of e-waste in 2014 the data for 2015 and 2016 are not available yet according to epa, only about 1 million tons of over 34 million tons of e-waste generated in the us in 2012 was recycled, resulting in a recycling rate of 29 percent. According to a 2010 report released by the national association of local boards of health, livestock animals in the united states can produce anywhere from 12 to 137 billion tons of waste each.
• less than 2% of the total waste stream in the united states is recycled if we recycled the other 75% we could save 1 billion gallons of oil and 44 million cubic disposable bottles per year paper one ton of recycled paper saves: • 4,100 kwh of electricity. One-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 13 billion tons per year food is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain, from initial agricultural production down to final household consumption. The united states as a whole wastes more than $160 billion in food a year according to the united states department of agriculture , which tracks food loss, dairy products account for the largest. In the united states, the waste is even more egregious: more than 30 percent of our food, valued at $162 billion annually, isn't eaten gleaning more than 20 million pounds of produce a year.
Across the globe, a third of all food — about 13 billion tons per year — goes to waste, according to the un food and agriculture organization this has significant environmental and.