1. Recycling one ton of paper saves 682.5 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
  2. 27,000 trees are felled each day for toilet paper.
  3. 95% of all data in the world is still stored on paper. Most of it is never looked at again.
  4. Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W bulb for up to 6 hours.
  5. Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour. Each one takes 500 years to decompose.
  6. Thousands of marine creatures die by mistakenly swallowing plastic bags that resemble jellyfish.
  7. Each year, Americans throw out enough soda cans and bottles to reach the moon and back 20 times.
  8. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod.
  9. Recycling one ton of plastic can save up to 2,000 gallons of gasoline.
  10. Starting 2015, all New York residents must recycle their old electronics like PCs and TVs, or face a US$100 fine.
  11. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for 2 hours.
  12. 14 billion pounds (6B Kg.) of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic.
  13. Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees.
  14. In Finland, 9 out of 10 plastic bottles are returned for recycling and almost 100% of glass bottles are also recycled.
  15. Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy cost of processing new aluminium.
  16. Liposuctioned human fat can be recycled as fuel.
  17. Recycling can take an aluminum can back on a grocery store shelf within 60 days.
  18. If the U.S. can raise its 34.5% recycling rate to 75%, it will be the CO2 equivalent of removing 50 million cars from the road.
  19. The "Doggone Project" in Germany works recycling deceased pets into fertilizer.
  20. Goldfish don't have stomachs and should therefore be fed easily digestible food in lots of small feeding sessions.
  21. The CIA burns classified documents to heat their water.
  22. The money saved through recycling depends on the efficiency of the recycling program. For instance, Virgin plastic resin costs 40% less than recycled resin.
  23. Paper recycling was first recorded in 1031, when Japanese shops sold repulped paper.
  24. 90%
    of plastic bags in the U.S. are not recycled.
  25. Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees.
  26. Takeout coffee cups are not recyclable and billions are wasted every year.
  27. Only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling globally, which means a great deal of pollution and loss of value.
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