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Since the early 1960s, the prevalence of obesity among adults more than doubled,
increasing from 13.4 to 35.7 percent in U.S. adults age 20 and older. Obesity
prevalence remained mostly stable from 1999 to 2010, but has increased slightly, yet
in a statistically significant way, among men overall, as well as among black women
and Mexican American women.
Among children and adolescents, the prevalence of obesity also increased in the
1980s and 1990s but is now mostly stable at about 17 percent. More than two-thirds
(68.8 percent) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese. More than
one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20
(6.3 percent) have extreme obesity. Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered
to be overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity is similar for both men and
women (about 36 percent). About 8 percent of women are considered to have
In 2007 alone, about 27 million US adults aged 18 or older (11% of the total adult
population) reported having back pain, according to the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality. About 70% of these people -- 19.1 million -- sought treatment
by a doctor, the agency says. It also says that more women (10.9 million) received
medical treatment for their back pain than did men (8.2 million).
Intensity levels of back pain may range from simple muscle and posture-related pain
to life-altering and potentially fatal injuries affecting the spinal cord. The good news
is that most of the time, back pain can be successfully (either partially or wholly)
addressed with exercise, conservative treatment, and alternative therapies. Larger
people have twice the pain as the normal population and get little relief. Industry
has not kept up with the demand for adequate seating so the overweight person is
doomed to a life without safe and comfortable seating.
Genbrudge is leading the way in providing leading furniture distributors with
enviro-centric furniture designed and built by old world standards to accommodate
that growing number of obese people worldwide.
Overall, Americans recovered 34% of waste generated in 2009. That means we threw away 161
million tons of material, which amounts to about three pounds of garbage per person per day.
There were about 9,000 curbside recycling programs in the United States in 2009. In 2009,
Americans recycled 82 million tons of materials. The resulting CO2 emission reduction is
equivalent to taking 33 million passenger vehicles off the road.
The recyclable materials in the U.S. waste stream would generate over $7 billion if they were
recycled. That’s equivalent to Donald Trump’s net worth. In 2009, almost 30 million tons of
plastics were generated in the United States, and only around 2 million tons were recovered.
In 2009, 2.12 million tons of plastics (of all kinds) were recycled in the United States.
However, that was only 7.1% of all plastics generated in 2009.
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In 2009, the plastic bottle recycling rate reached a record high of 2.5 billion pounds, or 28% of all plastic bottles consumed in
the United States.
The Genbrudge recyle friendly approach provides manufacturing with furniture designs for educational applications in the US
and abroad for Third World distribution.
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In many third world countries, millions of children
are unable to attend school and are deprived of
Besides teachers, books and supplies, the
increasing demand worldwide is for adequate
seating. Research shows that children without a
place to learn, fail to learn. Countries with
limited industry resources place educational
seating at the bottom of their long list of needs.
Working with existing mission and non-profit
international groups, and with the support of
independent furniture distributors in America,
Genbrudge provides student desks and chairs in
Third World Countries around the world and in
economically depressed areas of the USA.