Okay, so I’m sorry to feature an out-dated chart, but it was the best one I could find. I was truly inspired when I learned that over 7,100 US communities have implemented Pay-As-You-Throw Programs. It is estimated that since their implementation, an average of 6 million tons of waste have been saved from landfills each year. Most communities have shown a 25-35% reduction in solid waste. The bonus of all this is that nearly 4 million tons of Greenhouse Gases have been saved! Very inspiring, don’t you think? Does your community Pay-As-You-Throw?
Sources: Body + Soul Magazine, http://www.epa.gov/payt/