Recycling FACTS: Here are facts regarding our impact on the planet in plastics used.
One ton of recycled plastic saves:
– 5,774 kWh of electricity.
– 685 gallons of oil.
– 98 million Btu’s of energy.
– 30 cubic yards of landfill space.
– Plastic takes up to 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill.
– Recycling plastic takes 88% less energy than making plastic from raw materials.
– Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the Earth four times.
– Americans throw away 35 billion plastic bottles every year.
– Only about 25% of the plastic produced in the U.S. is recycled.
So help us in recycling. Start at home!