Did you know that aluminum can be recycled countless number of times? Surprising, isn’t it? For more interesting facts about recycling, surf through this article.

Recycling Facts

More than 20,000,000 Hershey’s Kisses chocolates are wrapped each day. This means that 133 square miles of tinfoil is used in the wrapping of these famous tempting chocolates, which can actually be recycled. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of this fact. There are several benefits of recycling products, the most important of all being less pollution and emission of harmful substances from the waste stream. Compared to yesterday’s scenario, many people are willing to contribute to the recycling process, only if they are aware of the known facts about recycling. The most commonly recycled products include paper products, cardboard, plastic, glass, and aluminum. Not only is the process essential for green living, but also for conserving the Earth’s available natural resources which can be saved for future generations. Find some fun and interesting facts about recycling by steering through the lines herein.
Interesting Facts About Recycling
  • By recycling a can, you can save enough energy to run a television for 3 hours or light a 100 watt bulb for 20 hours.
  • Around 10 million hectares of ancient forests are destroyed annually throughout the world, which is equal to a football field every 2 seconds.
  • Recycling one ton of plastic can save up to 2 people’s energy for 1 year, amount of water used by 1 person in 2 months’ time, and about 2000 pounds of oil.
  • Interestingly, only 30% energy is required to recycle paper than preparing it from fresh raw materials.
  • Believe it or not, 60% of the rubbish that we dispose off in the garbage could be recycled.
  • 16% of the cost spent on a product goes into its packaging, which ultimately lands as rubbish into the dustbin.
  • 24 trees are cut down to produce 1 ton of newspaper.
  • Glass is 100% recyclable and can be used innumerable times.
  • Plastic takes up to 500 years to decompose, glass 4,000 years, diskettes 500 years, and ink cartridge 1,000 years.
  • Burning 10,000 tons of waste creates one job, while land filling 10,000 tons of waste generates six jobs, and recycling 10,000 tons of waste produces 36 jobs.
  • Did you know one ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 KW of energy, and 7000 gallons of water?
  • The garbage that we dispose off contains between 5 and 15 percent hazardous substances.
  • Surprisingly, the amount of wood and paper that we throw every year presently is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years.
  • Recycling one ton of steel is sufficient to save 2,500 lbs of iron ore, 1,000 lbs of coal, and 40 lbs of limestone.
  • The water we use in the bathroom constitutes about 75% of the total water consumed in the household.
  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth in the morning and before going to bed to save up to 8 gallons of water per day. In short, this can save up to 240 gallons of water per month.
  • Did you know that the Sunday newspaper you receive each week is produced from cutting down 500,000 trees?
  • Every 5-minute shower that you enjoy uses around 35 gallons of water.
  • Aluminum can be recycled and made ready-to-use in just 6 weeks.
  • Would you believe that a baby generates one ton of garbage, on an average, every year?
  • The amount of plastic bags and other plastic rubbish thrown into the sea can kill as many as million sea creatures every year.

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