A Culture of Waste

Our challenge is for you to learn more about reducing, reusing and recycling and share that knowledge with others. You may not feel like you are making an impact doing one small thing, but you can lead the change for the world.

7th Grade YES! Team 2018

As Barry Commoner, an American biologist, once said,

"Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented."

This waste is filling our oceans, and killing the animals living in them. It is taking up valuable space in landfills, and filling the air with dangerous chemicals.

We were given this beautiful planet, yet we are destroying it. A big reason people aren't trying to save our planet, is because they don't know how.

In 2013 alone America generated about 254 million tons of waste.

"Municipal Solid Waste." EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, archive.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/web/html/.