from the Texas Tribune article The U.S. is the world’s biggest exporter of plastic waste.
The problem is that its pollution is creating a huge amount of it, with the vast majority of it being stored in landfills.
We’re not the only nation struggling with this problem.
The U of A has a new report, and the authors think we should consider the impact of landfilling on the environment.
They found that landfill waste in the U.K. generated roughly 3.3 billion tons of CO2 emissions in the past decade.
In the U of T, the landfiller waste generated 1.8 billion tons.
How do the researchers think that compares?
We’ll use the UK’s system of waste collection to calculate the emissions and compare the two countries.
What do we know?
As far as landfilters are concerned, the UK has the largest number of landfill sites in the country.
The researchers found that the landfill system in the UK is a major source of CO 2 emissions, with landfilers making up almost 60% of the total CO 2 released.
So, that means the landfilled system is the largest contributor to the total emissions of land-based waste.
So where does that leave us?
The UofA’s report estimates that by 2050, we will have the equivalent of roughly 10 billion tons more plastic waste in landfill waste in this country than we do in the landfill system itself.
So that means that in the years to come, our landfilled waste will contribute to about 30% more CO 2 than our landfill.
The report also notes that the number of landfill sites in this U. S. is not nearly as big as the number that we are seeing now.
We also know that our landfilled waste is being disposed of at rates that are not the highest we have ever seen, and so the amount of landfilled trash produced will continue to rise.
So we are heading into a situation where we are creating more landfilled landfiltation in this nation than we have produced in the history of the country as a whole.
So the waste problem in the United States is not as bad as we once thought.
It’s just growing exponentially.
And the problem is getting worse.
It will take some time to make a dent in the amount and the severity of the pollution that we’re causing, but the sooner we do, the sooner the planet will be able to recover from this problem and we can start to recover and get our economy back on track.