American Consumerism Summary

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This article gave a lot of alarming statistics about America’s consumerism and waste deposit. One of the most surprising statistics to me, was that America uses 1/3 of the worlds paper, while containing only 5% of the world’s population. I think I found this one of the most surprising statistics because I feel as though I don’t use a lot of paper myself. One statistic that I didn’t find surprising, but still found upsetting, was that only 7% of America’s population use public transportation as a daily option. Maybe I found this upsetting because I know I am completely guilty of being in the 93% that don’t use public transport daily. I drive myself where I need to go, even though I am aware of the consequences towards the environment. Overall,
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