Recycling facts – Interesting facts about recycling

Recycling facts

Americans receive nearly 4.5 million tons of junk mail per year.

Every person receives 560 pieces of junk mail per year.

100 million trees are cut each year to produce junk mail.

For every ton of glass recycled, 9 gallons of fuel is saved.

If all the paper used by an average American in a year is stacked up, the piles would be as tall as a two-story house.

In 2009, Americans threw away 9 million tons of glass which would fill enough tractor trailers to stretch from New York to Los Angeles and back.