We use 58 billion paper cups each year (128 cups per person).
We throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles each year.
We produce enough Styrofoam cups every year to circle the earth 436 times.
In 24 seconds, we will use 44,110 disposable coffee cups—if American’s stopped using to-go cups, we would save 160 million cups every day.
The average US family throws away a carload of plastic every month (including about 60 water bottles).
Plastic accounts for around 10% of the total waste we generate.
This is the reality that informs Klean Kanteen’s #BringYourOwn campaign. Hoping to inspire a national conversation around waste and accountability, the reusable water bottle brand has released a series of films. Each tackles a different issue associated with our nation’s disposable lifestyle. This video—featuring the average American family and a car full of trash—is the one that caught our attention, but you can check out the full series at kleankanteen.com.