Trash + Math

Did you know that the average American produces approximately 1,600 pounds of trash in a year? Crunch these numbers and learn more interesting facts about what we throw away. Match each question with one of the answers below: 1. There are about 350 million...

Who Is Responsible for Trash?

Source: EPA Earth Day is April 22, a day for environmental awareness and thinking about how we can become more green. Here’s a different look at who creates waste, where it goes and who should be held responsible: From Home to Landfill in Minutes What Happens to...

10 Things You Can Do to Reduce Waste

1. Reduce! Because so little is recycled, reducing your consumption is the best way to help the environment. Make a list of ways your family can cut down. 2. Reuse! Use old newspaper as wrapping paper, reuse plastic bags or bring your own bags. Can you think of more...

From Home to Landfill in Minutes

By OCTAVIA DAVIS The United States continues to be the most wasteful nation on earth, and things are getting worse every year. Since 1960, the amount of trash the average person throws away has nearly doubled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....

Garbage Galore!

By Indykids Staff Some cultures have no word for garbage. They don’t think of any object as useless. How is it that we in the U.S. can have so much garbage? And where does it all go? The History of Garbage People began producing large amounts of garbage in the early...