Fun Facts about Recycling
If one aluminum can is recycled, the energy saved will be enough to run the television for three hours!
The total energy saved through recycled cans each year is enough to provide electricity to the city of Washington DC for a long span of 3.7 years.
Americans dispose 25,000,000 plastic bottles each hour.
Recycling one-tenth of the newspaper by every American would save 25 million trees in a year.
We recycle 30 percent of the waste, while 75 percent of it is recyclable.
Americans produced enough trash in 2009 which could circle the world 24 times!
4 pounds of trash is generated by an average person and 1.5 tons of solid waste is also produced.
In 2001, aluminum cans with the total weight of 1665 million pounds got recycled which was equal to the weight of fourteen aircraft carriers taken together.
The plastic produced in USA every year can actually shrink wrap the city of Texas!
Aluminum never gets worn out and hence can be recycled forever and ever!
The aluminum cans recycled by the Americans last year is enough to reach the moon and come back, that too eight times!
In the past decade, the amount of aluminum cans recycled has got double.
About 1 Billion dollars can be earned by Americans by recycling aluminum cans. If used aluminum cans are returned to the recycling center, its value is almost a penny for them.
Every day, every minute, the recycling of almost 105,800 aluminum cans take place.
While every three seconds one baby is born, 140 cans are born within that time!
The aluminum cans are very strong and a total of 24 cans are capacious of holding aluminum-bodied sedan which is of 4000 pounds in weight.