Jerold buchanan


If you recycle then you can help out our enviornment so much.

10 facts about recycling

  1. Americans are producing more and more waste with each passing year. In 1960, the average American threw away 2.7 pounds of trash a day. Today, the average American throws away 4.5 pounds of trash every day. That is approximately 1,460 pounds per person per year Paper takes up as much as 50% of landfill space.
  2. The average American uses 650 lbs. of paper per year.
  3. One ton of paper from recycled pulp saves 17 trees, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 7000 gallons of water, 4200 kWh (enough to heat a home for half a year), 390 gallons of oil, and prevents 60 pounds of air pollutants.
  4. Producing recycled white paper creates 74 percent less air pollution, 35 percent less water pollution, and 75 percent less processed energy than producing paper from virgin fibers.
  5. Recycling one ton of cardboard saves over nine cubic yards of landfill space.
  6. Number of landfills in operation in 1978: 14,000 in 1988: 5,500; in 2003: 1,500.
  7. Recycling one ton of newspaper saves 15 trees.
  8. Every ton of newspaper recycled saves 4100 kWh or enough energy to power a TV for 31 hours.
  9. Recycling a soda can saves 96 percent of the energy used to make a can from ore and produces 95 percent less air pollution and 97 percent less water pollution.
  10. One gallon of oil, when reprocessed, can generate enough energy to meet the electricity needs of a home for half a day

guaranteed to help the earth

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