The Shocking Stats Behind Back-to-School Waste (Infographic)

Back to school waste© Ethical Ocean

With 55.5 million children, from elementary to high school, enrolled last year, can you imagine the tremendous, vast, astounding amount of waste created? The eye-opening infographic below, courtesy of Ethical Ocean, spells (and pictures) it out pretty clearly.

While we obviously can't keep our kids from going to school, we can make better choices about the waste they generate in the process. (Hint: See 9 Eco-Savvy School Supplies for Teens and Tots.)

Thanks to Ethical Ocean for sharing!

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