SOME RECYCLING FACTS FOR YOU.
Plastic mild, water and detergent bottles can be used to make new detergent bottles, engine oil bottles, trash cans, flower pots, recycling bins, drainage pipes, park benches, playground equipment, traffic barrier cones, kitchen drain boards and combs
During the time it takes you to read this sentence… 50,000 12oz aluminum cans are made.
Products made from recycled cardboard use 1/4 of the energy and create 1/2 of the pollution as making them from new materials.
Aluminum cans thrown away outside can take up to 500 years to decompose, a plastic bottle 700 years and a glass bottle would take 4000 years to decompose.
MORE RECYCLING FACTS
1 ton or 2000 pounds of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cyd of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy and 7000 gallons of water.
If all our newspapers were recycled we could save 250,000,000 trees each year.
Plastic soda and juice bottles are used to make carpets, insulating materials in clothes and sleeping bags, auto parts, paint brushes, strapping and other things like tennis balls.
Rainforests are being cut down by the rate of 100 acres per minute.