Average American Consumes 50,000 Pounds of Raw Material Annualy For The Stuff They Buy
December 11, 2013 12:19 PM - Tanya Dimitrova, MONGABAY.COM
The average American car weighs about 3,000 pounds. But to produce that vehicle, a lot more raw materials were used than its final weight! Maybe as much as 100 times more, as reported by scientists in a recent paper in the Proceedings of National Academy of Science.