Landfills

  • Two man-made structures on Earth can be seen from outerspace: The Great Wall of China and The Fresh Kills Landfill

  • Every year the we fill enough garbage trucks to strech from Earth halfway to the moon

  • An average baby will use between 8,000 and 10,000 disposable diapers before they are potty trained. This costs about $2,000.

  • Americans throw away 570 diapers per second!

  • Americans recieve about 4 million tons of junk mail per year, which usually ends up in landfills.

  • Every hour Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles, 90% of these bottles end up in a landfill

Why Are Landfills Bad?

Landfills emit Carbon into the atmosphere and raise the air temperatures. They take up a lot of space on Earth. Landfills need space to bury our trash into the ground so they bulldoze trees and other plants to make spcae for the landfill.


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