Did You Know. . . .

A single aluminum can, if recycled, will save enough energy to run a television for nearly three hours!alum can top

*Recycling one ton (about 2,000 pounds) of paper saves 17 trees, two barrels of oil (enough to run the average car for 1,260 miles), 4,100 kilowatts of energy (enough power for the average home for six months), 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space, and 60 pounds of pollution.

*The 17 trees saved by recycling one ton of paper can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air each year.

*If all of our newspapers were recycled, we could save about 250 million trees each year! If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year.

*About one-third of an average dump is made up of packaging material!

*Styrofoam is not recyclable, it can’t be made it into new Styrofoam. The industry wants you to assume it is- don’t buy it!

*A single quart of motor oil, if disposed of improperly, can contaminate up to 2,000,000 gallons of fresh water.

*Americans each consume between 300-700 plastic bags per year.


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