Experts estimate that the average person throws away 4.3 lbs of waste each day, which adds up to 220 million tons of waste each year. That’s a lot of landfills. Solutions around compost, recycling, waste minimization, and new materials for everyday products are paving a path toward zero waste, but our systems need a reboot. Put your money into companies cleaning up our planet and meeting a growing global demand.
We need to waste less and recycle more
The US generated about 258 million tons of solid waste in 2014. Only 35% of it was recycled.
Waste has a signiﬁcant economic upside
In the US alone, $5 billion is spent every year sending waste to landﬁlls. Interestingly, the items tossed out each year could also be worth about $5 billion if properly recycled into products.
Technologies will reduce global impact
It’s clear we need to learn to make the most out of our waste. That’s why we invest in companies that provide solutions for composting, recycling, and creating new materials from recycled materials.