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30 Amazing Facts About Recycling

1. Each person creates about 4.7 pounds of waste every single day.

2. Glass recovered by crushing only one kind of beer bottle.

3. 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.

4. Disposal of waste to landfills has decreased from 89% in 1980 to 54% in 2007.

5. The average baby generates a ton of garbage every year.

6. "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" is more than 1000000 sq. km in area.

7. Eight million metric tonnes of waste plastic enter the Earth's ocean every year.

8. Seals and sea lions often eat plastic bags floating around in the ocean, thinking that they are jellyfish.

9. Pig vomit is used in perfume and cologne to hold the scent in.

10. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

11. The largest lake in the Britain could be filled with rubbish from the UK in 8 months.

12. Decomposing of aluminum cans takes 200 to 500 years.

13. The 115 metres-long sculpture " Trash tornado" was built by wang Zhiyuan In Beijing.

14. As early as 400 BC (and even earlier), people have been recycling.

15. The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year, enough to heat 50 000 000 homes for 20 years.

16. 95% of all data in the world is still stored on paper.

17. The recyclable waste materials can be bought and sold the same way raw material would be.

18. It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper.

19. Recycling one aluminium can saves sufficient energy to work the TV for three hours.

20. Recycling a 3 foot stack of newspaper can save one whole tree.

21. Up to 80% of a vehicle can be recycled.

22. We consume over 80 trillion aluminium cans a year.

23. One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water.

24. 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.

25. Disadvantage: products from recycled waste may not be durable.

26. Waste vegetable oils can be turned into a useful kind of vehicle fuel called biodiesel.

27. The expiration date on water bottles is for the bottle, not the water.

28. Americans use 2 500 000 plastic bottles every hour, most of which is thrown away.

29. Did you know it takes a plastic container over 50,000 years to start decomposing.

30. 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.

Hope you found some useful information by reading this Article.

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