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http://www.recycling-revolution.com/recycling-facts.html Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours -- or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline. There is no limit to the amount of times an aluminum can be recycled. To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down. If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year! If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year. The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year! Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every
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Unformatted text preview: year The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours or a compact fluorescent bulb for 20 hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials. A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose -- and even longer if it's in the landfill. http://recyclingfacts.org/ In the US 33.4% of solid waste is either recycled or composted, 12.6% is burned in combustion facilities and 54% makes it's way into landfills Acid Batteries Aluminum Cans Building Materials Cardboard Chemicals Electronic equipment Glass (particularly bottles and jars) Lead Magazines Metal Newspaper Oil Paint Paper Plastic Bags Plastic Bottles Steel Cans Tires White Goods (Appliances) Wood Writing/Copy Paper Yard Waste...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ZOO 121 taught by Professor Russell during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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