|Every day in the U.S., we produce enough trash to equal the weight of the Empire State
|We throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, produce enough styrofoam cups
annually to circle the earth 436 times and trash enough office paper to build a 12-foot wall
form Los Angeles to New York City.
|Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil, 4,100 kilowatts of energy, 3.2
cubic yards of landfill space and 60 pounds of air pollution.
|Recycling one aluminum can saves enough electricity to power a TV for three hours, and
aluminum cans can be recycled an unlimited number of times.