Fun Recycling Facts . . .
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your television for 2 hours.
Aluminum can be recycled an unlimited amount of times...even 200 years later.
If we recycled every single newspaper after we read them, we would save over 2.5 million trees per year.
Each person on the average use over 600 pounds of paper a year.
The average person throws away four pounds of garbage per day.
The EPA estimates that 75% of what Americans are throwing away could be recycled.
In 2001 alone 26 cars were recyled every minute in the us.
It is estimated that glass alone takes approximatly one million years to break down in a landfill.
Solid waste disposal is the third largest municiple government expense after police protection and education.
Each year steel recycling saves the energy equivelent of electronically powering about 1/5th of the households in the United States.