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10 Interesting Facts about Recycling

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012. | Environment

Of the various types of goods available and often we found, the most common items recycled are goods for domestic use. These are interesting recycling facts, recycling items that are not useful to change the source of energy as well as a useful item. Recycling can save energy, prevent pollution and preserve the environment.

1. Aluminum Cans

Aluminum Cans

Aluminum Cans

In the United States, beverage cans made of aluminum is the most common items are recycled, but not all types of aluminum can be recycled. Component Car Siding, gutters, window frames and furniture are rarely used as recycled material. Recycling aluminum saves ½ gallons of gasoline or enough energy to watch television for 3 hours. A recycled aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours. Do you know if there are 350,000 aluminum cans are produced every minute? After the aluminum is recyclable, can be part of a new can within six weeks. We use more than 80000000000 aluminum cans every year. 

2. Paper

Recycling 1 ton of paper can save 7000 gallons of water, 2 barrels of oil, 4100 kilowatt-hours of electricity and 17 old trees. By doing this the paper recycling will reduce air pollution to 74 percent and save 50 percent water. Do you know when World War II because of scarce raw materials, 33% of all paper is recycled.

3. Newspaper

Do you know if recycled in a Sunday newspaper in a metropolitan city can save an average of 75,000 trees. If every newspaper in every city in the United States using recycled paper, the state save about 250 million trees per year.

4. Glass Bottle

Recycling one glass bottle can save the same amount of energy to power a 100 watt bulb for 4 hours. Recycling glass bottles but also reduces air pollution and reduces 20 percent of water pollution 50 percent less than producing new bottles.

5. Garbage

The United States is the highest waste producer in the world with an estimated £ 1,609 per person each year. Any U.S. resident is responsible for the 1200 pounds of garbage every year.

6. Packaging

Packaging has a value of 10% of the total price of the goods, if the price of goods $ 10 then the price of packaging is $ 1. Recycling of packaging can save 30% of the total costs required to produce a product.

7. Hershey’s Kisses

The number of aluminum foil (all that really recycled) used to wrap the 80 million Hershey’s Kisses each day equivalent to make a blanket more than 50 hectares equivalent to 40 football fields.



8. Motor Oil

Motor oil can be recycled and reused, this will save thousands of barrels of fossil fuel every year. If the entire world to recycle motor oil, then you can imagine how much savings are made.

9. Typical Families

The average American family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of water, 104 gallons of milk each year. And all the wrap and packing of such goods are goods that can be recycled.

10. Styrofoam Cups

Styrofoam Cups

Styrofoam Cups

Every year, Americans discard 25000000000 Styrofoam cups, the number was sufficient to form a circle the earth 436 times. If you do recycle the Styrofoam then you can reduce pollution and environmental pollution. Some of the data above are facts about recycling.


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