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Australia is the second highest producer of waste per person in the world; approximately 650 kilograms of waste is produced per person per year. This is second only to the United States America, which produces approximately 715 kilograms of waste per person per year. By using only recycled paper you will save the trees that would be cut down to produce more paper and you would also save the energy that would have been used to make paper. By using a compost bin you will reduce the amount of food waste you produce, lessening the amount that goes to a landfill. You will also create a product that is useful for gardening, instead of buying mulch products that have harmful chemicals in them. By recycling products like aluminium cans, plastics and cardboard, you will be able to make sure that all your waste is being recycled and by doing so you will minimize greenhouse gas emissions and also help save the lives of over 200,000 marine animals who die due to waste pollution in the ocean.