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Recycling Facts For Kids & Adults

Aluminum Cans – 1 Can Saves Enough Energy To Run a TV For 3 Hours. (Source: EPA)

Compost – About 34% Of Our Municipal Waste Stream Could Be Composted (EPA)

Curbside Recycling – Approximately 9,000 Curbside Recycling Programs Exist Across The U.S. (EPA)

Food Waste – 33,000 Americans Throw Out About 33 Million Tons Of Food Every Year. (EPA)

Glass Bottles – 1 Glass Bottle Can Power A Computer For 30 Minutes (Source: GPI)

Mixed Paper – Recycling 1 Ton Of Mixed Paper Can Save The Energy Equal To 185 Gallons of Gasoline (EPA).

Phone Books – Recycling Just 500 Phone Books Could Save 7,000 Gallons Of Water (Source: AF & PA)

Plastic Bags, Sacks & Wraps – 89 Billion Plastic Bags, Sacks & Wraps Are Used Each Year In The U.S. (Source: ACC)

Recycling 1 Plastic Bottles saves enough enerty to light a 60-Watt Bulb for 6 hours or power a computer for 25 minutes. (Source: Earth 911 - October  2012)

Shingles – 200 Feet Of A 2-Lane Highway Can Be Paved By The Recycled Shingles From An Average Sized Home (Source: Owens Corning)

Americans Use 100 million steel cans every day. (Source:  Earth 911 - October 2012)

Steel – When A Ton Of Steel Is Recycled, 2,500 lbs of iron ore,  1,400 Pounds Of Coal  and 120 lbs. of limestone Is Conserved (Source: Earth 911 - October 2012 )