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.

Back to school waste© Ethical Ocean

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!

Tags: Recycling | Waste


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