Recycling facts – Interesting facts about recycling

Fun facts about recycling

Americans use 100 million steel cans and 200 million aluminum cans every day.

Approximately 40% of the solid waste mass that makes up the landfill is paper and cardboard.

It takes about 7 days to turn old newspapers, magazines and books back to new ones.

About 65% of America’s aluminum is recycled.

One plastic bottles takes up to 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill.

One tree can filter more than 67 pounds of pollutants from the air each year.

104 recycled banana peels could create enough electricity to power a shower for 10 minutes.

An average American uses eight times the natural resources of the average world citizen and produces five times the air pollution of the average world citizen.

Half of the world’s tropical and temperate forests are gone.

Half a million trees have to be cut down just to produce the Sunday newspapers each week.