If we think we have landfills problems, think about islands such as Hawaii, not only do they have landfill problems, they have to offshore their trash. The only way to off shore trash is to get from such sources as the US Agriculture.
According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, it cost $100.00 a ton to ship trash ‘ In September the business reached an agreement with the city to temporarily ship up to 100,000 tons of solid waste off island each year at a cost to the city of $100 a ton.’
That is Taxpayer Cost of trash. I wonder what would happen to Hawaiians if they started to reuse and upcycle?
What most people don’t realize that not only does litter cost taxpayer money besides being unsightly and bad for the environment, trash also costs taxpayer money- in the way of landfills, pickups, even the environmental impact of garbage trucks.
As taxpayers we have the power to change the way we live, recycle and reuse products as much as possible and save green.