Recycle

By: Amber Loyd

Facts:

1. Producing glass from virgin materials requires 30 percent more energy than producing it from crushed, used glass.


2. Each year, N.C. throws away enough potentially recyclable paper to fill more than 1000 soccer fields three feet deep

3. Last year NC trashed enough paper to fill 1558 football fields three feet deep

4. One ton of uncoated virgin (non-recycled) printing and office paper uses 24 trees

5. Producing recycled paper causes 74 percent less air pollution and 35 percent less water pollution than producing virgin paper

6. One ton of paper made from recycled scrap paper saves 7,000 gallons of water

7. Every week, North Carolinians throw away enough plastic bottles to line the Outer Banks 28 times

8. In a year, North Carolinians throw away enough plastic bottles to line the Blue Ridge Pkwy 642 times

9. The amount of waste disposed in North Carolina has increased from 6.8 million tons in 1991 to 11.86 million tons in 2007

10. The amount of waste disposed in North Carolina has increased from 6.8 million tons in 1991 to 11.86 million tons in 2007