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RECYCLING We only recycle about 30% of waste. Over 4 lbs. of trash are generated by the average person everyday, and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year. Over 75% of waste is recyclable. Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic bottles every hour. 且 In 2009, Americans produced enough trash to circle the Earth 24 times. In 2009, Americans threw away almost 9 million tons of glass. That's enough glass to fill enough tractor trailers to stretch from NYC to LA and back! Recycling aluminum cans can save 95% of the energy used to make new NEWS ones. You could light your bedroom for two whole weeks by recycling 10O0 cans. m Recycle one can and you save up enough energy to listen to a full album on your ipod. We could save about 25 million trees if every American would recycle just one-tenth of their newspapers. Over 87% of Americans have access to curbside or drop-off recycling programs. Since 1990, paper recycling has increased over 89%. BE GREEN. SAVE GREEN. DID YOU KNOWDID YOU KNOW?DID YOU KNOW? 31 million tons of plastic were generated in 2010. In 2010, the United States generated about 14 million tons of plastic and packaging. Only 8% of total plastic waste generated in 2010 was recovered for recycling. Plastics require 100 to 400 years to break down in a landfill. Recycling ONE ton of plastic can save 1,000 to 2,000 gallons of gas. Every year the U.S. makes enough plastic film to shrink-wrap the state of Texas. They are used to manufacture everyday products such as: • Beverage Containers Toys • Furniture Plastics play an important role in almost every aspect of our lives. Recycled plastic is a great, earth friendly alternative to wood, concrete or steel and can be scattered across parks, schools and streetscapes! 21.3 Milk Jugs Ib. of recycled plastic = ONE 3,400 milk jugs = ONE 6 ft. bench BE GREEN. SAVE GREEN. Buy recycled plastic park benches, picnic tables and MORE from ソゾンワンフ 6,400 milk jugs = ONE YOU WON'T REGRET IT! 6 ft. picnic table Sources: Infographic by: PARK«POOL


shared by parknpool on Jan 14
As we all know, recycling is a very important key to keeping our planet green. This infographic is all about the importance of recycling and how you can be green and save green!




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