Carmen Joyner

10 facts to know about recycling!

-Always try to choose products with minimal packaging to reduce.

-You can pretty always recycle or reuse paper products

-Recycling is products thatv you can use again.

-The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year.

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

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

-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.

-Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy used to make alum cans from new material.

-Over 87% of Americans have access to curbside or drop-off paper recycling programs.

-In 2009, Americans threw away almost 9 million tons of glass. That could fill enough tractor trailers to stretch from NYC to LA (and back!).