If you had to guess, how many pounds of garbage do you think you produce in a day? Two pounds? Maybe three? Close, kind of. Every day, Americans create 4.4 pounds of individual trash. And that's just municipal waste — tangible products that we throw away, recycle or compost — and not commercial garbage or even water or energy waste.
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The good news is about 34 percent of that garbage is recycled or composted, totaling 87 million tons of material each year. While this is certainly a great effort, more can always be done. Take action with these easy, doable steps to cut down on waste in your home — room by room.