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Garbage Lab

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plastic bottles
americans throw away 2.5 million of these every hour
4
the average american throws away how many pounds of garbage a day?
paper
landfills are mostly composed of what type of waste?
electronics
70% of the toxic waste in landfills is from what?
food
americans throw away 43,000 tons of what every day?
nature can't digest
only humans make wastes that...
0.5
americans recycle what percent of our plastic waste?
2 billion
America uses how many plastic bottles every five minutes?
no
do the caps of plastic bottles get recycled?
bottle caps
Albatross chicks are dying because they have been eating what?
pacific
there is a large ocean landfill in which ocean?
no
can you buy a certified organic wild caught fish?
e-waste
waste made of computers and cell phones is commonly known as
copper
sometimes people set fire to computer wire to extract what?
mercury and cadmium
electronic waste contains what toxic substances?
compost
once-living things turned into soil
yes
can egg shells be added to a compost pile?
no
can meat be added to a compost pile?
bacteria
what helps to break down vegetation in a compost pile
worm poop
Terracycle's eco-friendly fertilizer is made of what?
pre-cycling
this means to buy items that have less packaging