Do the environment a favor and REDUCE, REUSE, RECYLE!! :)
- Recycling is good for trees.
- Recycling protects wildlife and their habitats.
- Over 75% of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.
- In 2010, paper recycling had increased over 89% since 1990.
- When plastics are recycled, they are usually "downcycled," that is, they are used to make a lower-quality form of plastic.
- There are a total of seven numbers assigned to plastics that identify the type of plastic resin used in the material.
- Recycling one ton of plastic saves an estimated seven cubic yards of landfill space.
- They specify the type of plastic that the item is made of, and how it can be reused.
- HDPE is a very tough, durable plastic that's easily recycled into products like plastic lumber.
- Plastics make up about 10% of the waste stream in the United States.