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.