10 Cool Facts About Recycling

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This day and age, there are a lot of people out there that take part in recycling. Some do it because they want to, and others do it because they are pushed to do so. Either way, recycling can really make a difference in the environment. Here are a few facts about recycling that you may not have known before.


1
Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees.

2
27,000 trees are felled each day for toilet paper.

3
Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W bulb for up to 6 hours.

4
Each year, Americans throw out enough soda cans and bottles to reach the moon and back 20 times.

5
Starting 2015, all New York residents must recycle their old electronics like PCs and TVs, or face a $100 fine.

6
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for 2 hours.

7
Liposuctioned human fat can be recycled as fuel.

8
If the U.S. can raise its 34.5% recycling rate to 75%, it will be the CO2 equivalent of removing 50 million cars from the road.

9
The "Doggone Project" in Germany works recycling deceased pets into fertilizer.

10
The CIA burns classified documents to heat their water.