Recyclopedia

Why is recycling so important?

 

Recycling 1 aluminum can saves enough electricity to run a TV for 3 hours.

 

It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper.

 

10 million tons of newsprint is thrown away each year in the United States.

 

Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves the equivalent of 1,000 to 2,000 gallons of gasoline.

 

Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour and most are not recycled.

 

Recycling 1 ton of cardboard saves over 9 cubic yards of landfill space.

 

Enough plastic bottles are thrown away each year to circle the earth 4 times.

 

Only around 27% of plastic bottles are recycled.

 

Every minute an average of 113,204 aluminum cans are recycled.

 

It takes between 400 and 500 years for a Styrofoam cup to decompose. It takes an orange peel six months to decompose.

 

Recycling 1 glass bottle or jar saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours.

What Goes Where?

Tell us what item you are trying to dispose of and we’ll tell you where it goes!

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