Recycling

Pros and cons f recycling

Pros

  • Recycling waste newsprint, cardboard, glass and metal can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 850 pounds a year!

  • Five recycled plastic bottles make enough fiberfill to stuff a ski jacket-good for falling.

  • Recycled aluminum saves 95% energy vs. virgin aluminum; recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run to a TV for 3 hours! ONE CAN!

  • Recycled aluminum reduces pollution by 95%.

  • One ton of recycled paper saves 3,700 pounds of lumber and 24,000 gallons of water-2000 pounds of paper.

  • Recycled Glass generates 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution.


Cons

  • Every Sunday the United States wastes nearly 90% of the recyclable newspaper. This wastes about 500,000 trees!!

  • We used enough plastic wrap to wrap all of Texas every year.

  • Disposable napkins take 500 years to decompose.!!!!!!

  • It takes 75,000 trees to print a Sunday Edition of the New York Times.

  • We use enough plastic wrap to wrap all of Texas every year.

  • In this decade it is projected that Americans will throw away over 1 million tons of aluminum cans and foil, more then 11 million tons of glass and bottles and jars, over 4 and a half million tons of office paper and nearly 10 million tons of newspaper. Almost all of this material can be recycled.