Recycling is fun !!!!!
By: V'Shaunah D'aisia Bradford
Why we should recycle
We should recycle because most empty soda cans don't even get recycled 2.7 million tons of metal is being thrown away and only 50% s being recycled
Interesting fact #1
The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash everyday and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year.
Interesting fact #2
The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it
Interesting fact # 3
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
Interesting fact # 4
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
Interesting Fact #5
The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) estimates that the 36 billion aluminum cans landfilled last year had a scrap value of more than $600 million.
Interesting Fact # 6
Americans throw away about 28 billion bottles and jars every year.
Interesting Fact # 7
Over 87% of Americans have access to curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs.
Interesting Fact #8
In 2009, Americans threw away almost 9 million tons of glass. That could fill enough tractor trailers to stretch from NYC to LA (and back!)
Interesting Fact #9
In 2010, paper recycling had increased over 89% since 1990.
Interesting Fact #10
A glass container can go from a recycling bin to a store shelf in as few as 30 days
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