Recycling

Easy to do!!

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Why??

  • 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.
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Heather Bundy