Originally Posted by OptimistPrime
Americans throw away a lot more stuff than other people do, so hauling trash requires Herculean strength.
I think there is SERIOUS truth to that statement! At least for my family. I realized how badly we were doing this before and kind of went on a crazy reuse and recycle spree. No more seperately packaged food and drink items, no more Walmart bags, veggies and fruits go in compost now and meat in the woods for the wild animals to eat. Can even take a big container to the pet store now and refill it with food instead of buying a whole new bag each time. I think our trash output has dwindled down to less than half it was 6 months ago.
Americans do make a lot of trash.