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60,000 plastic bags are consumed in America every 5 seconds. Our trash, by the numbers: (via @MotherNatureNet)

60,000 plastic bags are consumed in America every 5 seconds. Our trash, by the numbers: (via @MotherNatureNet)

In today's culture of mass consumption, the things we throw away often vanish from our minds, but all that trash has to go somewhere. Look at the numbers on garbage and you'll see it's more than just trashy — it's appalling. Luckily, there's plenty we can do about it.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/stories/w...

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