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Introduction Did you know Americans use enough cardboard each year to make a bale as big as a football field and as high as the World Trade Center Towers We even throw away so much aluminum every three months that we can rebuild our entire commercial air fleet Each person yes included you in America creates about 44 pounds of trash every single day Did you also know That it takes 100 years for tin to break down 500 years for aluminum and glass takes one million years One reason garbage in landfills does not decompose quickly is because the contents are tightly packed and covered All in all one of the most amazing facts is if lined up bumper to bumper a string of garbage trucks hauling the nation daily waste could reach half way to the moon Littler is also one of our biggest problems Motorist and pedestrians are often blamed for littler A few of the primary sources are loading docks construction and demolition sites trucks with uncovered loads and household trash handling and its placement on the curb for collection Litter is blown about the wind and traffic or carried by water It moves until trapped by a curb building or fence Once litter has accumulated it invites people to add more Facts Used oil is another problem America is facing Since 1000 AD world population has tripled while fossil fuel use has grown tenfold In 1989 almost 60 of the nation automotive oil were changed by consumers themselves Americans throw away enough used motor oil every year to fill 120 super tankers Used oil from a single oil change approximately one gallon can ruin a million gallons of fresh water That is surely something to think about Overall About Landfills At least 40 of all Americans garbage is paper Our waste problem does not seem to have an end and it never will with so
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