5 Facts About Recycling You Might Not Know

Recycling is one of the easiest ways to promote the health of our environment. Here are 6 facts about recycling that you may not know that may spark your interest in recycling!

  1. The energy that is required to recycle paper is approximately 70% less than when paper is prepared using virgin wood and other raw materials.

  2. Over 75% of all of our waste is recyclable, however only approximately 30% of it is recycled.

  3. Recycled aluminum cans can be back on the shelf in as little as 60 days.

  4. If everyone in American recycled just 1/10th of their newspapers, we would save about 25 million trees every year.

  5. Recycling a single days worth of the New York Times could save 75,000 trees or more.