Three Facts About the World’s Waste Crisis

What’s the problem?

Every year, we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste worldwide. If loaded on trucks, the line of trucks would circle the Earth two dozen times.


Why so much?

This stunning amount of waste is partly because 99 percent of the stuff we buy is trashed within 6 months.


The good news?

Waste-to-energy companies convert municipal solid waste and biomass materials into fuel for power generation plants.