Recycling facts – Interesting facts about recycling

Recycling fun facts

Recycling 1 ton of plastic can save up to 1,000-2,000 gallons of gasoline.

Recycling one bottle can save energy enough to power a 100 watt bulb for four hours.

More aluminum goes into beverages cans than any other product.

Aluminum can be recycled infinite times.

An estimated 80,000,000 Hershey’s Kisses are wrapped each day, using aluminum foil that can cover over 50 acres of space, that almost 40 football fields.

27,000 trees are cut each day for toilet paper.

Americans throws enough soda cans and bottles each year to reach the moon and back 20 times.

All New Yorkers must recycle their old electronic like TVs, and PCs or face a fine of US$100 from 2015.

14 billion pounds or 68 kg of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. And plastic forms the most of it.

Paper recycling was first noted in 1031, when the Japanese shops sold repulped paper.