Recycling facts – Interesting facts about recycling

Recycling facts for kids

The U.S. is the largest trash producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world’s population generates about 40% of the world’s waste.

One third of an average dump is made up of packaging material.

Motor oil never wears out, it just get dirty. Oil can be recycled, refined and used again.

Aluminum cans are the most recycled items in the United States.

Aluminum cans can be recycles and put to use in just about 2 months.

Recycling aluminum alone can save a lot of energy, enough to run a TV for about three hours.

Aluminum cans stay intact for about 500 years, so recycling is a viable option.

A modern glass bottle could take over 4000 years to decompose.

2000 pounds of recycled paper can help to save 17 trees, over 350 gallons of oil, and a lot of landfill space.

Glass is 100% recyclable.