-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
-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!