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