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6 Recycling Facts that Will Blow Your Mind

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1) Did you know that over 75% of waste is recyclable, but Americans only recycle about 30% of it?
2) One tree can filter up to 60 pounds of pollutants from the air each year.
3) It takes 75,000 trees to print a Sunday Edition of the New York Times.
4) One ton of recycled paper saves 3,700 pounds of lumber and 24,000 gallons of water.
5) Americans throw away enough aluminum every three months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.
6) With every ton of paper you recycle you save:

  • 17 trees
  • 79 gallons of oil
  • 7,000 gallons of water
  • 41,000 kilowatts of energy
  • 60 gallons of air pollution
  • 3 cubic yards of landfill space

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  1. Jeremy says:

    My family has been recycling since I was a kid. We just spent a few days on a shopping vacation with relatives from Korea and we brought all of our recyclables home because the hotel had no recycling bins. I wonder if ANY hotel has a recycling bin?