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Recycling Statistics

Cool The average family throws away 6 TREES WORTH OF PAPER It takes the same amount of energy to make one New can as it does to make 20 recycled cans HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DECOMPOSE? The aluminum Americans throw away each year is enough to provide the auto industry with all the material it needs to build a year's Aluminum Can Glass Bottle Soda Bottle Styrofoam worth of cars The energy saved from 80 500 700 NEVER recycling one bottle will power a 60 WATT light bulb for 6 hours years years years THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF WASTE PAPER AND CARDBOARD ORGANIC MATERIAL TEXTILES PLASTIC METALS GLASS 34% 25% 16% 12% 8% 5% EVERY TON OF PAPER RECYCLED SAVES ... TREES 275 POUNDS OF SULFUR 350 POUNDS OF LIMESTONE 3,3 CUBIC YARDS OF LANDFILL SPACE 9000 POUNDS OF STEAM 60000 GALLONS OF WATER USED PLASTIC DUMPED INTO THE SEA KILLS AND DESTROYS SEA LIFE AT AN ESTIMATED 1,000,000 SEA CREATURES PER YEAR Every piece of plastic made still exists today The cost to recycle plastic bags so outweighs their The average reusable bag has the lifespan of value that most recycling facilities will not take them and just throw them out. over seven hundred disposable plastic bags. The average person goes through between 350 and 500 plastic bags a year. STOP USING BOTTLED WATER In most cases it is no safer or healthier than water coming out of the tap. It costs 3 times as much as gasoline and about 1,000 times as much as tap In one week we go through 10 Billion plastic bags worldwide. Plastic grow in volume at a rate of about 9% each year. water. By using reusable drink containers an average person can eliminate the need for 100 disposable Plastic bags don't biodegrade but are at risk for bottles per year photo degradation, light exposure dissolving them into toxic polymer particles. Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every A plastic bottle of drinking water contains on average 4 cents worth of water hour Americans use Every month Americans throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper (think: Empire State Building), but all of these jars are recyclable! 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers that can all be recycled! 00000 Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures a year! Ever heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It's twice the size of Texas and is floating somewhere between San Francisco and More than 20 million Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of aluminum foil. Believe it not, ALL that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it so most it goes in the trash! Hawaii. It's also 80 % plastic, and weighs in at 3.5 million tons. We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year. If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you'd get about 700 of them. A busy supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket can go through over 6 million paper bags! Imagine how many supermarkets there are just in the United States!! To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down. The US population discards each year 16,000,000,000 diapers, 1,600,000,000 pens, 2,000,000,000 razor blades, 220,000,000 car tires, and enough aluminum to rebuild the US commercial air fleet four times over. About one-third of an average dump is made up of packaging material! According to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space. ПП Diesel trucks carry Manhattan's garbage 7.8 million miles every year. That's the equivalent of driving more than 312 times around the earth! 1 TON Come help make a difference with E-Cool! www.ecoolvid.com ППП Cool The average family throws away 6 TREES WORTH OF PAPER It takes the same amount of energy to make one New can as it does to make 20 recycled cans HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DECOMPOSE? The aluminum Americans throw away each year is enough to provide the auto industry with all the material it needs to build a year's Aluminum Can Glass Bottle Soda Bottle Styrofoam worth of cars The energy saved from 80 500 700 NEVER recycling one bottle will power a 60 WATT light bulb for 6 hours years years years THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF WASTE PAPER AND CARDBOARD ORGANIC MATERIAL TEXTILES PLASTIC METALS GLASS 34% 25% 16% 12% 8% 5% EVERY TON OF PAPER RECYCLED SAVES ... TREES 275 POUNDS OF SULFUR 350 POUNDS OF LIMESTONE 3,3 CUBIC YARDS OF LANDFILL SPACE 9000 POUNDS OF STEAM 60000 GALLONS OF WATER USED PLASTIC DUMPED INTO THE SEA KILLS AND DESTROYS SEA LIFE AT AN ESTIMATED 1,000,000 SEA CREATURES PER YEAR Every piece of plastic made still exists today The cost to recycle plastic bags so outweighs their The average reusable bag has the lifespan of value that most recycling facilities will not take them and just throw them out. over seven hundred disposable plastic bags. The average person goes through between 350 and 500 plastic bags a year. STOP USING BOTTLED WATER In most cases it is no safer or healthier than water coming out of the tap. It costs 3 times as much as gasoline and about 1,000 times as much as tap In one week we go through 10 Billion plastic bags worldwide. Plastic grow in volume at a rate of about 9% each year. water. By using reusable drink containers an average person can eliminate the need for 100 disposable Plastic bags don't biodegrade but are at risk for bottles per year photo degradation, light exposure dissolving them into toxic polymer particles. Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every A plastic bottle of drinking water contains on average 4 cents worth of water hour Americans use Every month Americans throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper (think: Empire State Building), but all of these jars are recyclable! 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers that can all be recycled! 00000 Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures a year! Ever heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It's twice the size of Texas and is floating somewhere between San Francisco and More than 20 million Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of aluminum foil. Believe it not, ALL that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it so most it goes in the trash! Hawaii. It's also 80 % plastic, and weighs in at 3.5 million tons. We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year. If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you'd get about 700 of them. A busy supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket can go through over 6 million paper bags! Imagine how many supermarkets there are just in the United States!! To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down. The US population discards each year 16,000,000,000 diapers, 1,600,000,000 pens, 2,000,000,000 razor blades, 220,000,000 car tires, and enough aluminum to rebuild the US commercial air fleet four times over. About one-third of an average dump is made up of packaging material! According to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space. Diesel trucks carry Manhattan's garbage 7.8 million miles every year. That's the equivalent of driving more than 312 times around the earth! 1 TON 11 Come help make a difference with E-Cool! www.ecoolvid.com Cool The average family throws away 6 TREES WORTH OF PAPER It takes the same amount of energy to make one New can as it does to make 20 recycled cans HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DECOMPOSE? The aluminum Americans throw away each year is enough to provide the auto industry with all the material it needs to build a year's Aluminum Can Glass Bottle Soda Bottle Styrofoam worth of cars The energy saved from 80 500 700 NEVER recycling one bottle will power a 60 WATT light bulb for 6 hours years years years THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF WASTE PAPER AND CARDBOARD ORGANIC MATERIAL TEXTILES PLASTIC METALS GLASS 34% 25% 16% 12% 8% 5% EVERY TON OF PAPER RECYCLED SAVES ... TREES 275 POUNDS OF SULFUR 350 POUNDS OF LIMESTONE 3,3 CUBIC YARDS OF LANDFILL SPACE 9000 POUNDS OF STEAM 60000 GALLONS OF WATER USED PLASTIC DUMPED INTO THE SEA KILLS AND DESTROYS SEA LIFE AT AN ESTIMATED 1,000,000 SEA CREATURES PER YEAR Every piece of plastic made still exists today The cost to recycle plastic bags so outweighs their The average reusable bag has the lifespan of value that most recycling facilities will not take them and just throw them out. over seven hundred disposable plastic bags. The average person goes through between 350 and 500 plastic bags a year. STOP USING BOTTLED WATER In most cases it is no safer or healthier than water coming out of the tap. It costs 3 times as much as gasoline and about 1,000 times as much as tap In one week we go through 10 Billion plastic bags worldwide. Plastic grow in volume at a rate of about 9% each year. water. By using reusable drink containers an average person can eliminate the need for 100 disposable Plastic bags don't biodegrade but are at risk for bottles per year photo degradation, light exposure dissolving them into toxic polymer particles. Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every A plastic bottle of drinking water contains on average 4 cents worth of water hour Americans use Every month Americans throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper (think: Empire State Building), but all of these jars are recyclable! 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers that can all be recycled! 00000 Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures a year! Ever heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It's twice the size of Texas and is floating somewhere between San Francisco and More than 20 million Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of aluminum foil. Believe it not, ALL that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it so most it goes in the trash! Hawaii. It's also 80 % plastic, and weighs in at 3.5 million tons. We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year. If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you'd get about 700 of them. A busy supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket can go through over 6 million paper bags! Imagine how many supermarkets there are just in the United States!! To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down. The US population discards each year 16,000,000,000 diapers, 1,600,000,000 pens, 2,000,000,000 razor blades, 220,000,000 car tires, and enough aluminum to rebuild the US commercial air fleet four times over. About one-third of an average dump is made up of packaging material! According to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space. Diesel trucks carry Manhattan's garbage 7.8 million miles every year. That's the equivalent of driving more than 312 times around the earth! 1 TON 11 Come help make a difference with E-Cool! www.ecoolvid.com Cool The average family throws away 6 TREES WORTH OF PAPER It takes the same amount of energy to make one New can as it does to make 20 recycled cans HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DECOMPOSE? The aluminum Americans throw away each year is enough to provide the auto industry with all the material it needs to build a year's Aluminum Can Glass Bottle Soda Bottle Styrofoam worth of cars The energy saved from 80 500 700 NEVER recycling one bottle will power a 60 WATT light bulb for 6 hours years years years THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF WASTE PAPER AND CARDBOARD ORGANIC MATERIAL TEXTILES PLASTIC METALS GLASS 34% 25% 16% 12% 8% 5% EVERY TON OF PAPER RECYCLED SAVES ... TREES 275 POUNDS OF SULFUR 350 POUNDS OF LIMESTONE 3,3 CUBIC YARDS OF LANDFILL SPACE 9000 POUNDS OF STEAM 60000 GALLONS OF WATER USED PLASTIC DUMPED INTO THE SEA KILLS AND DESTROYS SEA LIFE AT AN ESTIMATED 1,000,000 SEA CREATURES PER YEAR Every piece of plastic made still exists today The cost to recycle plastic bags so outweighs their The average reusable bag has the lifespan of value that most recycling facilities will not take them and just throw them out. over seven hundred disposable plastic bags. The average person goes through between 350 and 500 plastic bags a year. STOP USING BOTTLED WATER In most cases it is no safer or healthier than water coming out of the tap. It costs 3 times as much as gasoline and about 1,000 times as much as tap In one week we go through 10 Billion plastic bags worldwide. Plastic grow in volume at a rate of about 9% each year. water. By using reusable drink containers an average person can eliminate the need for 100 disposable Plastic bags don't biodegrade but are at risk for bottles per year photo degradation, light exposure dissolving them into toxic polymer particles. Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every A plastic bottle of drinking water contains on average 4 cents worth of water hour Americans use Every month Americans throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper (think: Empire State Building), but all of these jars are recyclable! 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers that can all be recycled! 00000 Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures a year! Ever heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It's twice the size of Texas and is floating somewhere between San Francisco and More than 20 million Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of aluminum foil. Believe it not, ALL that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it so most it goes in the trash! Hawaii. It's also 80 % plastic, and weighs in at 3.5 million tons. We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year. If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you'd get about 700 of them. A busy supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket can go through over 6 million paper bags! Imagine how many supermarkets there are just in the United States!! To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down. The US population discards each year 16,000,000,000 diapers, 1,600,000,000 pens, 2,000,000,000 razor blades, 220,000,000 car tires, and enough aluminum to rebuild the US commercial air fleet four times over. About one-third of an average dump is made up of packaging material! According to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space. Diesel trucks carry Manhattan's garbage 7.8 million miles every year. That's the equivalent of driving more than 312 times around the earth! 1 TON 11 Come help make a difference with E-Cool! www.ecoolvid.com Cool The average family throws away 6 TREES WORTH OF PAPER It takes the same amount of energy to make one New can as it does to make 20 recycled cans HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DECOMPOSE? The aluminum Americans throw away each year is enough to provide the auto industry with all the material it needs to build a year's Aluminum Can Glass Bottle Soda Bottle Styrofoam worth of cars The energy saved from 80 500 700 NEVER recycling one bottle will power a 60 WATT light bulb for 6 hours years years years THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF WASTE PAPER AND CARDBOARD ORGANIC MATERIAL TEXTILES PLASTIC METALS GLASS 34% 25% 16% 12% 8% 5% EVERY TON OF PAPER RECYCLED SAVES ... TREES 275 POUNDS OF SULFUR 350 POUNDS OF LIMESTONE 3,3 CUBIC YARDS OF LANDFILL SPACE 9000 POUNDS OF STEAM 60000 GALLONS OF WATER USED PLASTIC DUMPED INTO THE SEA KILLS AND DESTROYS SEA LIFE AT AN ESTIMATED 1,000,000 SEA CREATURES PER YEAR Every piece of plastic made still exists today The cost to recycle plastic bags so outweighs their The average reusable bag has the lifespan of value that most recycling facilities will not take them and just throw them out. over seven hundred disposable plastic bags. The average person goes through between 350 and 500 plastic bags a year. STOP USING BOTTLED WATER In most cases it is no safer or healthier than water coming out of the tap. It costs 3 times as much as gasoline and about 1,000 times as much as tap In one week we go through 10 Billion plastic bags worldwide. Plastic grow in volume at a rate of about 9% each year. water. By using reusable drink containers an average person can eliminate the need for 100 disposable Plastic bags don't biodegrade but are at risk for bottles per year photo degradation, light exposure dissolving them into toxic polymer particles. Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every A plastic bottle of drinking water contains on average 4 cents worth of water hour Americans use Every month Americans throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper (think: Empire State Building), but all of these jars are recyclable! 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers that can all be recycled! 00000 Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures a year! Ever heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It's twice the size of Texas and is floating somewhere between San Francisco and More than 20 million Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of aluminum foil. Believe it not, ALL that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it so most it goes in the trash! Hawaii. It's also 80 % plastic, and weighs in at 3.5 million tons. We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year. If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you'd get about 700 of them. A busy supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket can go through over 6 million paper bags! Imagine how many supermarkets there are just in the United States!! To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down. The US population discards each year 16,000,000,000 diapers, 1,600,000,000 pens, 2,000,000,000 razor blades, 220,000,000 car tires, and enough aluminum to rebuild the US commercial air fleet four times over. About one-third of an average dump is made up of packaging material! According to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space. Diesel trucks carry Manhattan's garbage 7.8 million miles every year. That's the equivalent of driving more than 312 times around the earth! 1 TON 11 Come help make a difference with E-Cool! www.ecoolvid.com Cool The average family throws away 6 TREES WORTH OF PAPER It takes the same amount of energy to make one New can as it does to make 20 recycled cans HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DECOMPOSE? The aluminum Americans throw away each year is enough to provide the auto industry with all the material it needs to build a year's Aluminum Can Glass Bottle Soda Bottle Styrofoam worth of cars The energy saved from 80 500 700 NEVER recycling one bottle will power a 60 WATT light bulb for 6 hours years years years THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF WASTE PAPER AND CARDBOARD ORGANIC MATERIAL TEXTILES PLASTIC METALS GLASS 34% 25% 16% 12% 8% 5% EVERY TON OF PAPER RECYCLED SAVES ... TREES 275 POUNDS OF SULFUR 350 POUNDS OF LIMESTONE 3,3 CUBIC YARDS OF LANDFILL SPACE 9000 POUNDS OF STEAM 60000 GALLONS OF WATER USED PLASTIC DUMPED INTO THE SEA KILLS AND DESTROYS SEA LIFE AT AN ESTIMATED 1,000,000 SEA CREATURES PER YEAR Every piece of plastic made still exists today The cost to recycle plastic bags so outweighs their The average reusable bag has the lifespan of value that most recycling facilities will not take them and just throw them out. over seven hundred disposable plastic bags. The average person goes through between 350 and 500 plastic bags a year. STOP USING BOTTLED WATER In most cases it is no safer or healthier than water coming out of the tap. It costs 3 times as much as gasoline and about 1,000 times as much as tap In one week we go through 10 Billion plastic bags worldwide. Plastic grow in volume at a rate of about 9% each year. water. By using reusable drink containers an average person can eliminate the need for 100 disposable Plastic bags don't biodegrade but are at risk for bottles per year photo degradation, light exposure dissolving them into toxic polymer particles. Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every A plastic bottle of drinking water contains on average 4 cents worth of water hour Americans use Every month Americans throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper (think: Empire State Building), but all of these jars are recyclable! 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers that can all be recycled! 00000 Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures a year! Ever heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It's twice the size of Texas and is floating somewhere between San Francisco and More than 20 million Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of aluminum foil. Believe it not, ALL that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it so most it goes in the trash! Hawaii. It's also 80 % plastic, and weighs in at 3.5 million tons. We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year. If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you'd get about 700 of them. A busy supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket can go through over 6 million paper bags! Imagine how many supermarkets there are just in the United States!! To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down. The US population discards each year 16,000,000,000 diapers, 1,600,000,000 pens, 2,000,000,000 razor blades, 220,000,000 car tires, and enough aluminum to rebuild the US commercial air fleet four times over. About one-third of an average dump is made up of packaging material! According to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space. Diesel trucks carry Manhattan's garbage 7.8 million miles every year. That's the equivalent of driving more than 312 times around the earth! 1 TON 11 Come help make a difference with E-Cool! www.ecoolvid.com

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