did you know!

-In the U.S. 350,000 new cans are produced every minute.

-A can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now.

-Every month we throw out enough glass jars to fill up Philadelphia's Municipal
Services Building.

-Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year, about 680 pounds per person.

-A glass bottle takes about 4000 years to decompose, maybe never in a landfill.

-Each ton of recycled paper can save 7,000 gallons of water.

-Paper products that should be recycled make up the greatest portion of our
trash - about 60%.

-The amount of wood and paper we throw away annually is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.

-The energy saved from recycling one glass jar can run a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours!