In 2015, Americans generated 262.4 million tons of trash. More than half, 137.7 million tons, ended up in landfills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Some of the stuff we throw away most is food (221 pounds per person a year) cardboard boxes (188 pounds a year) and plastics such as bags, plastic packaging, plastic bottles and durable plastics from furniture and appliances.

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