Every year nearly 900,000,000 trees are cut down to provide raw materials for American paper and pulp mills.
American throw away about 28 billion bottles and jars every year.
It takes a 15-year old tree to produce 700 grocery bags.
Each year Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam cups. Even 500 years from now, the foam coffee cup you used this morning will be sitting in a landfill.
Disposable diapers last centuries in landfills.
Most of the facts come from: www.resourcefulschools.org/facts.html or www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/solidwasterecyclingfacts.htm