Some interesting facts to change your perspective...

Remember, together, we can make THE difference. Together, we can take up the necessary initiatives.

CARDBOARD

  • 1. Recycling a four-foot stack of newspapers saves the equivalent of one 40-foot fir tree.
    2. One tree can filter up to 60 pounds of pollutants from the air each year.
    3. One ton of recycled paper saves 3,700 pounds of lumber and 24,000 gallons of water.
    4. Making paper from recyled material uses 60% less energy than making virgin paper.
    5. If every household in the U.S. reused a paper bag for one shopping trip, about 60,000 trees would be saved.
    6. Recycling one ton of cardboard saves over nine cubic yards of landfill space.
    7. Every ton of newspaper recycled saves enough energy to power a TV for 31 hours.
    8. Recycling corrugated cardboard cuts the emissions of sulfur dioxide in half and uses about 25% less energy than making cardboard from virgin pulp.
    9. If all morning newspapers read in this country were recycled, 41,000 trees would be saved daily and 6 million tons of waste would never end up in landfills.

PLASTIC

  • 1. 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.
    2. More than 2.3 billion pounds of plastic bottles were recycled in 2007. Although the amount of plastic bottles recycled in the U.S. has grown every year since 1990, the actual recycling rate remains steady at around 24 percent.
    3. Plastics in the U.S. are made primarily (70 percent) from domestic natural gas.
    Recycling one ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space
    4. During Keep America Beautiful's 2008 Great American Cleanup, volunteers recovered and recycled 189,000,000 PET (plastic) bottles that had been littered along highways, waterways and parks.

ALUMINUM AND PLASTIC BOTTLES

1. Enough energy is saved by recycling one aluminum can to run a TV set for three hours or to light one 100 watt bulb for 20 hours.
2. Making cans from recycled aluminum saves 95% of the energy required to produce cans from virgin material.
3. Recycling a soda can saves 96% of the energy used to make a can from ore and produces 95% less air pollution and 97% less water pollution.
4. An aluminum can recycled today will be back on the grocery shelf in about 90 days.
5. Five recycled soft drink bottles make enough fiberfill for a man's ski jacket. Thirty-six recycled bottles can make one square yard of carpet.
6. Recycled soda bottles can be spun to make fiber filling for pillows, quilts and jackets.
7. Five soda bottles yield enough fiber for one extra large T-shirt.
8. It takes 25 two-liter bottles to make a sweater.
9. It takes 35 two-liter bottles to make enough fiberfill for a sleeping bag.

 

REMEMBER...BESIDES CARDBOARD, PAPER, AND PLASTIC...WE ACCEPT METAL, GLASS, FOAM.

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