Connecticut residents generate an estimated 5 pounds of garbage every day!
~ CT DEP
In 2002, 189 billion sodas, juice drinks, and other beverages packaged in plastic or glass bottles and aluminum cans were consumed in the U.S. That's over 650 containers per person per year - or almost two containers a day for every person.
In 2000, the national recycling rate of 30% saved the equivelent of more than five billion gallons of gasoline, reducing dependence on foreign oil by 114 million barrels. ~ US EPA
In 2002, 285 million Americans failed to recycle some 51 billion cans - enough to encircle the Earth 153 times if laid end-to-end. ~ WorldWatch