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* data courtesy of e-local

HOW IT GETS HERE: imports to the United States by mode of transport

5% 16% 42%

AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT

has greater fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions per mile than any other mode of transportation

23% SEA AIR ROAD RAIL

WHERE IN THE WORLD? THE EPA ESTIMATED that the US produced

11.9 million tons

THE US IMPORTS

of plastic packaging

and 90% of this went to a landfill after being used just once.

$2.2 trillion in products from 150+ countries

TRUCKS AND LOCOMOTIVES

25%

are responsible for of smog-causing pollution and the majority of the cancer threat caused by air pollution

A 10% SHIFT TO LOCAL PRODUCE saves 310,000 gallons of fuel on an annual basis, and would also reduce CO2 by 7.3 million pounds.

macro level  

HOW IT GETS HERE: are responsible for of smog-causing pollution and the majority of the cancer threat caused by air pollution saves 310,000...

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