Wake up, America -- you’re throwing away money and it’s beginning to add up. A waste recycler estimates that $62 million USD in coins is lost each year when coins end up in the trash. It could be tip money inadvertently swept off restaurant tables, coins mixed with junk in your pocket, or money accidentally sucked up by a overzealous vacuum while cleaning a couch or a car.
“We find a whole range of coins from the penny to dollar and half-dollar coins,” said Covanta Holding Corp. spokesman James Regan. He said the company bases its $62 million USD estimate on finding 25 cents in each ton of waste, multiplied by the 250 million tons sent to the landfill each year.
A penny for your thoughts:
In one sentence: "what goes around comes around".