18 Facts about Recycling

Below are 18 facts about Recycling, check out my list:

1. Recycling is a process to create new items from old and used materials. This helps in reducing energy and potentially useful materials from being wasted

2. Recycling helps to conserve energy and as a result less greenhouse gases are emitted

3. estimated 60% of the waste stream is recyclable, but we recycle only about 35% of it

4. You can recycle aluminium over and over again, and there is really no limit to it

5. Aluminium cans can actually be recycled and put back onto the shelf at your local grocery store in just about 2 months

6. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your home television for about three hours! Recycling 100 cans could light your bedroom for two whole weeks

7. If you throw away your aluminium cans, they can stay in that can form for up to 500 years or more- so recycling is the way to go

8. There are over 80 billion aluminium cans used each and every year around the world

9. Glass is 100% recyclable and can be used again and again. Glass recycling is separated into colors because glass retains its color even after recycling

10. A glass container can go from a recycling bin to a store shelf in as few as 30 days

11. Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a 100-watt bulb for four hours

12. A modern glass bottle could take over 4000 years to actually decompose, and almunium can over 500 years

13. 24 trees are cut down to make 1 ton of newspaper

14. If we recycled all newspapers, we could save over 250 million trees each and every year

15. Plastic bags that are thrown into the ocean kill over a million sea creatures a year

16. Over 60% of the trash that ends in dustbin could be recycled

17. Recycled paper produces approximately 70% less air pollution than if it was made from raw materials

18. The average person generates over 2 Kg of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste every year

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