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- The US recycles about 32.5% of waste. This is up from 5% in 1970.
- Only 13% of water bottles are recycled in the US. THIS NEEDS TO IMPROVE!!!
- According to the EPA, recycling cuts global warming pollution by the equivalent of removing 39.6 million passenger cars from the road.
- Recycling 1 ton of cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil
- In 2009, Americans produced enough trash to go around the earth 24 times!
- About 3,000 pounds of food is wasted each second.
- Recycling a stack of newspaper just 3 feet high saves on tree.
- Every three months, Americans throw enough aluminum in the landfills to build our nation’s entire commercial air fleet.
- Food scraps make up almost 12% of municipal solid waste generated in the U.S.
- Electronic waste total approximately 2% of the waste stream in the U.S.