Diversion of organic waste in Educational institutions

The United Nations (UN) has found that the global generation of waste per person, is about 1.76
pounds per day and is rapidly increasing, especially in industrialized cities. Americans generate
around 254 million tons of trash, 34.3 % of which is recycled and composted (Figure 1.). On average,
individual waste generation is 4.40 pounds per person per day, with organic materials being the
largest component of solid waste in the USA.


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