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  • About one-sixth of the wood delivered to a construction site is never used. Instead, it's hauled to the landfill as wood waste.
    Source: NRDC

  • Fifty-five percent of American trash goes to landfills, 14 percent is burned, and 31 percent is recycled.

    The average American generates 4.5 pounds of trash every day, which is almost twice the amount of trash the average American produced daily in 1960.
    Source: Energy Information Administration

  • Thirty-six states anticipate water shortages by 2016. The average American uses more than 100 gallons of water each day.
    Source: EPA

  • Every ton of recycled paper saves almost 400 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space and 17 trees.