Some Interesting Recycling Facts

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Here are a few facts about recycling that you may not have known before.


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Some Interesting Recycling Facts:

Some Interesting Recycling Facts


Aluminum Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours -- or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline. 350,000 aluminum cans are produced every minute! We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum pop cans every year . During the time it takes you to read this sentence, 50,000 12-ounce aluminum cans are made.

Something more about Aluminum…:

Something more about Aluminum… Once an aluminum can is recycled, it can be part of a new can within six weeks. Because so many of them are recycled, aluminum cans account for less than 1% of the total U.S. waste stream, according to EPA estimates. An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now! There is no limit to the amount of times aluminum cans be recycled. Aluminum can manufacturers have been making cans lighter -- in 1972 each pound of aluminum produced 22 cans; today it yields 29 cans.


Glass Every month, we throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper. All of these jars are recyclable! The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials. A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose -- and even longer if it's in the landfill.


Paper To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down. Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees. If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year! If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year.

…Something more about paper:

…Something more about paper During World War II when raw materials were scarce, 33% of all paper was recycled. After the war, this number decreased sharply. If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you'd get about 700 of them. A supermarket could use all of them in under an hour! This means in one year, one supermarket goes through 60,500,000 paper bags! Imagine how many supermarkets there are in the U.S.!!! The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year!

Plastic :

Plastic Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Most of them are thrown away! Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year! Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic beverage bottles every hour! Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.


There are plenty of Electronic and Computer Recycling companies that do that, and if you are looking for a reliable and responsible recycler in Phoenix, AZ then we may be able to help you!


Call (602) 314 6061 to schedule a pickup Recycle your old electronics, computers, laptops and old televisions with R3Ewaste!

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