Recycling facts – Interesting facts about recycling

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Recycling newspapers can save over 250 million trees each year.

Each American uses around 680 pounds of paper each year, and most people don’t recycle it.

Americans use over 2 and a half million plastic bottles every 30 minutes and most of them are thrown rather than recycled.

Plastic bags thrown into the ocean kill over million sea creatures each year.

Over 60% of the trash that ends in dustbin can be recycled.

Americans throw over 25 trillion Styrofoam coffee cups each year.

1 ton of newspaper requires 24 trees.

Recycling helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes into the landfills, thereby reducing the harmful emissions like methane gas that are released into the earth’s atmosphere.

The most thrown away products in America include diapers, pens, blades, razor, tires and aluminum. All of which can be recycled.

Rainforests are cut down by about 100 acres a minute as people aren’t recycling as they should be.