Reduce Your Waste

The best approach to managing waste is called "source reduction" - not creating it in the first place. This means reducing the amount of trash you discard, and reusing containers and products instead of throwing them away.

While the overall number of landfills across the nation is decreasing, the existing ones are getting bigger to accommodate the growing waste generated by Americans. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States leads the industrialized world in municipal solid waste generation: each person currently generates an average of 4.62 pounds of waste per day.