Recycling Facts - Interesting Recycling Facts & Benefits

Recycling materials save energy and the environment. This information about recycling will help you to learn some facts about recycling and what you can do to help save the environment.

Recycling Facts Do you know that we can help our environment by recycling materials such as paper, plastic, glass, rubber and aluminum cans? You might be more willing if you knew some important recycling facts .

What is Recycling?

Recycling is the process of turning one product's useful parts into a new product; this is done to conserve on the consumption of resources, energy, and space used in landfills. Would you like to know a little more recycling facts ? Read on and get all the latest facts and findings on recycling .

Interesting Recycling Facts & Benefits

  1. There is no limit to the number of times an aluminum can be recycled.
  2. Recycling a 3-foot-high stack of newspapers can save one whole tree.
  3. Rubber shoe soles can be recycled to make basketball courts and soccer fields.
  4. The recycled paper takes about 60% less energy and water to make than new paper.
  5. Recycled cans can be made into airplanes, appliances, furniture and more.
  6. Recycled glass bottles can be made into roads, tiles, even surfboards.
  7. Recycled plastic bottles can be made into rugs, jackets, fences and more.
  8. Rubber shoe soles can be recycled to make basketball courts and soccer fields.
  9. Approximately 60% of our rubbish thrown away today could be recycled.
  10. A survey was done and 9 out of 10 people surveyed said they would recycle more if it was easier.
  11. The most common products in recycling programs are paper products, cardboard, plastic, glass, and aluminum.
  12. By recycling one plastic bottle not only saves anywhere from 100 to 1000 years in the landfill but also saves the environment from the emissions in producing new bottles as well as the oil used to produce that bottle.
  13. For every one ton of plastic that is recycled, we save the equivalent of 2 people's energy use for 1 year, the amount of water used by 1 person in 2 month's time and almost 2000 pounds of oil.

Recycling Tips

  1. You can make a lovely hat out of previously-used aluminum foil.
  2. Empty tissue boxes can provide easy and handy storage for plastic grocery bags.
  3. Newspapers can be reused as wrapping paper for gifts.
  4. Plastic bags can be reused as bin liners or package stuffing.
  5. Junk mail and newspaper can be reused as package stuffing.
  6. Film canisters can be reused to store nails, screws, buttons, and pins.
  7. Unneeded printouts can be cut and stapled to make notepads.


Aluminum Recycling Facts

Paper Recycling Facts

Plastic Recycling Facts

Glass Recycling Facts

Solid Waste and Landfills

If you are aware of the need to save resources and to reuse products , or help out so that they can be used again, then you are well on the road to recycling. Today recycling is common in the United States. Whereas ten years ago many were unfamiliar with this practice, now schools, businesses, churches, and offices, as well as homes are on the track to recycling.

Article ID: 1039
Created: Tue, May 3, 2011
Last Updated: Tue, Dec 31, 2019
Author: Administrator

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