After the one bin of waste in a year challenge, I'm busy doing school assemblies with my bag of waste. At the last one the kids didn't have much of an idea about how much waste the average person would create in a year to compare my one bag to...and neither did I!
So, I've done a bit of research and come up with this:
The average person generates about 370kg of landfill waste in a year.
The average person weighs 70 kg, so 5 people represent the weight of waste a single person landfills in a year.
My bag of waste weighs 2kg. Half of that was Sam. So I generated 1kg of waste in a year - a big bag of sugar.
So I went from 5 people to a bag of sugar. Simple and nice and visual.