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How much garbage do humans make a year?

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Amount of Garbage That Humans Make Annually

The Environmental Protection Agency reports the United States produces approximately 220 million tons of garbage each year. This is equivalent to burying more than 82,000 football fields six feet deep in compacted garbage. There are no statistics readily available for the entire planet, but considering the United States makes up about 4% of the world's population, this is a LOT. I would personally estimate the entire planet's yearly production of garbage to be somewhere in the vicinity of 4 to 5 BILLION tons.

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  • Enough to cover Texas twice. This also fills enough trucks to form a line to the moon.
  • Each American makes about 4 pounds of garbage daily. If the rest of the world produced as much as Americans, there would be about 10 MILLION tons daily, or 4 TRILLION tons yearly.
  • I have an educational video that I show my students that states on average Americans generate 4.3 pounds of trash per day. Do the math: 4.3 X 365 = 1569.5 pounds per person per year. 285 million people in the US = 447307.5 Million pounds of trash. I am not confident of the final answer since I believe the figure was consumer trash production on average and did not account for industrial waste, but it is a start.
We throw away about 1825 pounds of trash!
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700 tons of trash. That is equivalent to 1400000 pounds!


According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces about 1,600 pounds of garbage a year.


Amount of Garbage That Humans Make AnnuallyEnough to cover Texas twice. This also fills enough trucks to form a line to the moon. Each American makes about 4 pounds of garbage daily. If the rest of the world were as wasteful as Americans... there would be about 10 MILLION tons daily... 4 TRILLION tons yearly!


We produce about 195 million tons of garbage a year!


It is around USD 10,468 a year.


The average American produces about 4.4 pounds of garbage a day. This comes to around 1,600 pounds a year.


AnswerI don't know about how much garbage men make in Georgia, but I can assume that like all garbage men jobs the pay isn't reasonable.--------------------------------Um actually Garbage men make great money usually around 65,000 a year...how is that not reasonable?



The average garbage man makes around 32,000 dollars a year. Most of these positions have a change to make overtime so they can make quite a bit more.


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About 500,000 tons of Garbage annually.


Germany produces approximately 48.84 tons of garbage per year.


In North Dakota where i live they make about 5,000 a year and have the chance to upgrade their pay 400 dollars each year.


garbage men get paid an average of 55 thousand a year


Garbage man makes between $40-75k a year....


A garbage collector makes on average 26,000 dollars a year. This position has the potential for overtime so they may make more.


The average American produces about 1, 600 pounds of garbage each year.


There are billions of pounds of garbage that can be recycled in a single year in the United States. Most of this is plastic and paper.



As a experienced Garbage Collector for the 2010 calendar year i am set to make 60k


Answer Most garbage collections are done by private contractors, so finding out what they pay their workers is next to impossible. 65,000 to 80,000 in the chicagoland area from the private sectors.


Not very much...tbh horses make more pollution than us humans...


humans say b.s. all the time so they make a lot of rubbish


5 gazillion jibillionn trimillion.



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