Calculation. According to your book, the EPA estimates that 136 million tons (136,000,000 tons) of construction and demolition waste is generated each year. The population of the United States is about 310 million (310,000,000).
1. Using those figures, calculate the per capita C&D waste per year in the U.S. in tons.
2. Convert the answer from question 1 into pounds per capita.
1 ton equals 2000 pounds. Per capita means per person.