Recycling facts – Interesting facts about recycling

Facts about recycling

60% of the worlds lead supply comes from recycled car batteries. Virtually 100% of the car batteries returned gets recycled.

9 out of 10 plastic bottles in Finland are recycled.

It takes 5 plastic bottles to make a polyester t-shirt.

Each Year North America recycles more steel than aluminum, paper, glass and plastic combined.

In 1997, aluminum industry gave $1.03 billion to recyclers.

For every $1000 of fast food sales, 200 pounds of trash is created.

If 1 ton of recycled glass is turned into a new product, 315 kilograms of extra carbon dioxide can be saved from releasing into the atmosphere during the creation of new glass.

95% of all data in the world is stored on paper. Most of it is never looked at again.

Up to 80% of a vehicle can be recycled.

Non-recyclable paper includes tissue, carbon and waxed paper.