• THE US IS THE #1 TRASH-PRODUCING COUNTRY
    in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world’s people generate 40% of the world’s waste.
     

  • RECYCLING PLASTIC SAVES TWICE AS MUCH energy as burning it in an incinerator.
     

  • PLASTIC BAGS AND OTHER PLASTIC GARBAGE
    thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year!
     

  • EACH TON (2,000 POUNDS) OF RECYCLED PAPER
    can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, and 60pounds less of air pollution!
     

  • A 60-WATT LIGHT BULB CAN BE RUN FOR OVER
    a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling 1 pound of steel. In one year in the United States, the recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes!