Posts tagged ‘recycling’

April 22, 2014

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Enough plastic is produced in the United States each year to shrink wrap Texas.

Source: http://www.benefits-of-recycling.com

April 22, 2014

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Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4000 kilowatt hours of electricity.  This is enough energy to power the average American home for 5 months.

Source: http://www.benefits-of-recycling.com

April 22, 2014

<> on March 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

Americans throw away 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour.

Source: http://www.dosometing.org

April 22, 2013

Earth Day

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The energy it takes to replace all of the aluminum cans wasted every year in the United States alone is equivalent to 16 million barrels of oil, enough to keep a million cars on the road for a year. If all those discarded cans were recycled every year, the electricity saved could power 1.3 million American homes.

Source: www.about.com