Global Garbage Man Day
Global Garbage Man Day is a holiday observed on June 17th and celebrates the men and women all around the world who collect our garbage so we don’t have to deal with it. Garbage collectors serve an extremely important role in society and prevent us all from being buried by the sheer volume of our trash.
If garbage was allowed to build up, it would cause all sorts of health and environmental issues that none of us would want to have to deal with. So on this holiday, we encourage everyone to give thanks to their local garbage collector for the job they do on a daily basis.
The History Of Global Garbage Man Day
This holiday was first created in 2011 by John D. Arwood. It was created as a part of Waste & Recycling Workers Week and was intended as a holiday to give garbage collectors the praise they deserve. Even though garbage collectors do a vital job for our society, very few people think that much about them, so this holiday was created to give them the praise they so rightly deserve.
Interesting Facts About Garbage
Below are some interesting facts that we found about garbage. Yes, about garbage. We feel that anyone who wants to observe Global Garbage Man Day should take the time to learn more about garbage, so we listed some facts about it below.
- The most recycled items in the United States are aluminum cans.
- Each person produces almost 5-pounds of waste per day.
- The practice of open dumping was banned by the EPA in 1979.
- Recycling a ton of aluminum cans conserves 21-barrels of oil.
- One of the first garbage collection services ever was invented by Athens in 500 B.C.
- Every hour, 2.5 million plastic bottles are used in the United States.
Observing Global Garbage Man Day
On this day, we recommend that everyone take a few moments out of their busy schedule to give thanks to their garbage collector. If you don’t know who collects your garbage, or you can’t give thanks to them personally, then take the time to thank garbage collectors via social media using the hashtag #GlobalGarbageManDay.