“waste” Charts

Composting: A Savvy Economic Investment »

Composting systems—even high-tech ones—do not require the same level of capital investment as landfills or incinerators. While more research is…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 318
Score: 8

More Composting, More Jobs? »

In 2012, we set out to document the contribution of composting and natural wood waste recovery to Maryland’s job base.…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 196
Score: 6

Spend It Or Lose It »

What happens when federal government agencies that spend all their money are rewarded with bigger budgets? This chart breaks down…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 431
Score: 6

The State of Garbage in The World: Where Does It Go? »

Nearly 70% of the waste produced in the United States is landfilled. As Edward Humes writes in his book Garbology,…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 425
Score: 4

The Dark Side of Overspending »

There’s a saying that goes, “shoot for the moon – even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Unfortunately…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 231
Score: 2

Meet One of the World's Best Composting Facilities »

Sevier County, Tennessee diverts 70 percent of waste from landfills—and it's becoming more efficient all the time. Compare that with…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 296
Score: 1

Bottled Water Blues »

75% of plastic water bottles are not recycled, ending up, as Grist playfully reminds us, "on beaches, in rivers, and…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 260
Score: 1

American Municipal Waste Consumption »

The turn of the century marked the high-point of per capita waste, with each American throwing out 4.74 pounds of…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 45

Where We Waste Time at Work »

For the majority of the time wasted at work, we're surfing the net. But figures show that only 20 percent…

kendramayer2017
by: kendramayer2017
views: 38

We've Got a Long Way to Go When It Comes to Composting Food »

This chart shows the amount of municipal food scraps and yard trimmings generated and recovered over the last 15 years,…

Waste Treatment in Europe »

In average, each European citizen generates 492 kilograms of waste per year as 2012 Eurostat data on municipal waste shows.…

Knoema
by: Knoema
views: 40

Responsibility Is ____ »

What’s the responsible way to resolve our fiscal crisis?

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 180

Waste Generation by Material »

In 2011, Americans generated 250 million tons of municipal solid waste. Paper and paperboard accounted for 28% of this waste,…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 382

Americans Are Generating Less Waste »

In 2011, Americans generated 250.4 million tons of municipal solid waste, 3.3 million tons less than in 2005. This decrease…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 136

Recycling Rates Keep Climbing »

Of the 250.4 million tons of municipal solid waste (trash) generated by Americans in 2011, 86.9 million tons (34.7%) of…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 126