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Did you Know? List of Interesting Facts about Recycling
Facts are statements which are held to be true and often contrasted with opinions and beliefs. Our unusual and interesting facts about Recycling, trivia and information, including some useful statistics will fascinate everyone from kids and children to adults.

Interesting Facts about Recycling are as follows:

  • Fact 1 - Definition: the process of sorting, collecting and processing discarded materials for use in creating new products

  • Fact 2 - Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment
  • Fact 3 - The most common recyclable items include glass, plastic, paper and aluminum
  • Fact 4 - Over 55% of the rubbish that ends up in the trashcan or dustbin could be recycled
  • Fact 5 - Global warming is no longer viewed as a theory. Landfills filled with our garbage produce a dangerous greenhouse gas called methane, recycling is a great way to start fighting global warming
  • Fact 6 - Rainforests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute
  • Fact 7 - 16% of the price of a product pays for the packaging
  • Fact 8 - To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down
  • Fact 9 - The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees
  • Fact 10 - Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than if it was made from raw materials
  • Fact 11 - Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator
  • Fact 12 - Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year
  • Fact 13 - Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose
  • Fact 14 - Glass is 320 recyclable and can be used repeatedly
  • Fact 15 - Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours
  • Fact 16 - There is no limit to the amount of times an aluminum can be recycled
  • Fact 17 - The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle results in 20% less air pollution and 50% less Water Pollution than when a new glass bottle is made from raw materials
  • Fact 18 - Two gallons of used motor oil can generate enough electricity to power the average home for one day
  • Fact 19 - Plastic waste in coastal areas kills up to 100,000 marine mammals, 1 million sea birds and countless fish annually adding to the problem of Endangered Species
  • Fact 20 - A national recycling rate of 30% reduces greenhouse gas emissions as much as removing nearly 25 million cars from the road
  • Fact 21 - 9 out of 10 people would recycle more if it were made easier

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