US top of the garbage pile in global waste crisis

    Trucks line up at an incinerator in the US where rubbish burning is often the only option The world produces over two billion tonnes of municipal solid waste every year, enough to fill over 800,000 Olympic sized swimming pools. Per head of population the worst offenders are the US, as Americans produce three times the global average of waste, including plastic and food. When it comes to recycling, America again lags behind other countries, […]

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