Digital Waste Poster

Recycling Facts

Recycling

  1. The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year.


2. Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy used to make alum cans from new material.

Facts

Over 75% of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.

Facts about it

We generate 21.5 million tons of food waste each year. If we composted that food, it would reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas as taking 2 million cars off the road.



Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod. Recycling 100 cans could light your bedroom for two whole weeks.