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Chewing Gum

For those of you who like to chew gum – here’s some interesting statistics:

Gum. Click image to expand.

” Worldwide, humans chew about 560,000 tons of gum each year. To put that into perspective, Americans threw away 30 million tons of plastic in 2009, about 28 million tons of which wound up in landfills. If you want to make a rubber-to-rubber comparison, American toss out 290 million car tires every year, weighing in at over 3 million tons. Recycling is common, though: Only one-tenth of those tires are buried in landfills each year.”

This is taken from a longer article to be found here

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