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.
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.