Garbage Sorting: Think Before You Toss

By Diana Wang, associate marketing manager – Glad brand

Glad_sorting_compostable waste_ infographicNot sure what goes into the green, blue and black bins at work or home? Want to decrease your carbon footprint and trash collection costs? The Glad brand is here to help.

In 2013*, Americans generated roughly 254 million tons of trash — the equivalent of 4.4 pounds of trash per person each day. Of that, only 34.3 percent got recycled or composted. What does that mean? It’s the equivalent of each person recycling or composting only 1.5 pounds of the 4.4 pounds of waste they generated every day.

In honor of Earth Month, the Glad brand has created these sorting charts to help you navigate the confusing garbage sorting process. Let’s partner together to make a positive impact by decreasing our carbon impact.Click on the images below to view a larger version. Then print them and post them above your recycling bins for an easy reminder of what to recycle.

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*Most recent year available

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency