Humans are incapable of changing the reality that they produce waste. Civilisation needs to deal with the problem of waste. More than a tonnes of rubbish is generated by the average British household each year. In total, this amounts to 31 million metric tonnes per year, or the weight of two or three million double-decker buses, enough to round the globe 2.5 times if they were all lined up.
Household trash and commercial waste can be found at landfills. Organic garbage, such as food, paper, cardboard, and wood, is the bulk of household waste that is transferred to landfills. Plastic and tin containers are common in other types of home waste.