In 2005, Americans produced 60 percent more trash than they did in 1985. And today, one person adds more than 4 pounds of garbage to a landfill every day. That means, on average, one person contributes 56 tons of trash per year. The daily amount of trash accumulated throughout the world -- especially in the United States and China -- is causing the landfills to overflow.
The oceans are also being invaded by the enormous amount of daily garbage. For example, in the Pacific Ocean, there is a mass of trash approximately twice the size of Texas.