Landfills 2x Full as Previously Thought

A new study says Americans are dumping twice as much trash in landfills as previously expected—an average of 5 pounds per person per day. Researchers from Yale University analyzed data collected at 1,200 U.S. landfills since 2010, and say their numbers are more accurate than the Environmental Protection Agency’s figures because they used actual data on trash deposited to landfills rather than estimates.