Recylcing

Why you should recycle

The facts


In 2009, Americans produced enough trash to circle the Earth 24 times.


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.


Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic bottles every hour


If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year


Over 75% of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it


Recycling 100 cans could light your bedroom for two whole weeks


Glass can be recycled and re-manufactured an infinite amount of times and never wear out


  • Making glass from recycled material cuts related water pollution by 50%.
  • Recycling just one glass jar saves enough electricity to light an 11 watt CFL bulb for 20 hours.

  • Almost half of the food in the U.S. goes to waste - approximately 3,000 pounds per second.



    By: Anna Evans