Life Hacks: Trash to Treasure
Transform: Don’t Trash
Humans produce a lot of trash. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans alone produced 254 million tons of trash in 2013. That means that each person produced about 4.6 pounds. Per. Day. Globally, an estimated 1.3 billion tons of waste are produced each year, weighing about the same as 7,000 Empire State Buildings. Recycling and/or upcycling has the potential to save most of that waste from going straight to the landfill, but only about 30% of all recyclable materials are in fact recycled. So do your part with these ten hacks to help you transform rather than trash.