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A Music Video About the Math of Trash

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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photo by Staten Island Advance

photo by Staten Island Advance

How much trash do you throw away on a daily basis?  America counts as five percent of the world’s population, yet it produces around 25 percent of the world’s trash. The average American, according to a Columbia University survey, creates more than seven pounds of trash a day. Through an animated music video produced by Explainer Music, KQED’s The Lowdown explores the statistics behind waste in America.

 

The Math of Trash: A Music VideoThe Math of Trash: A Music Video Includes animated video How much trash do you think you produce in a day? How about a year? It adds up a lot faster than you might think – especially in the United States, which collectively generates more garbage – or municipal waste – than any other nation on earth.

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Laura Robledo studied English at UC Berkeley. When she is not reading, looking up new music, or running half marathons, she loves to explore the beautiful city of San Francisco.