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The 3 R's:  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Last Updated on:  04/07/2016 03:45 PM

Reduce  Reuse Recycle
  - Ideas for Reducing Trash   - Think Repurpose   - Why Recycle
  - Eliminate Plastic Shopping Bags   - Reuse or re-purpose stuff  Recycling Facts
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Recycling Facts- Did you know?
Last Updated on:  06/25/2015 06:31 AM

  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours -- or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.
  • If everyone in the U.S. recycled just 1/10 of their newsprint, we would save the estimated equivalent of about
    25 million trees a year.
  • One tree can filter up to 60 pounds of pollutants from the air each year.
  • A 60-watt light bulb can be run for over a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling 1 pound of steel. In one year in the United States, the recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes.
  • To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.
  • Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees.
  • If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!
  • If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year.
  • The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year!
  • The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.
  • Every ton of paper used for recycling saves 3000 - 4000 KWh electricity (enough for an average 3 bedroom house for one year)
  • Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.
  • Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year; about 680 pounds per person.
  • Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution!
  • The 17 trees saved (above) can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year. Burning that same ton of paper would create 1500 pounds of carbon dioxide.
  • Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.
  • Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year!
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