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Facts on paper recycling

facts on water pollutionA spokesman from a Wiltshire (UK) said the county recycled more than 700 tonnes of plastic bottles and cardboard every month.

facts on water pollutionRecycling a tonne of paper spares 17 trees, and Recycling half the world's paper would free 20 million acres of forest land.

facts on water pollutionRecycling paper use 70% less energy than to manufacture paper from virgin materials.

facts on water pollutionEvery 10 tonnes of paper recycled is 10 tonnes less on its way to the landfill

facts on water pollutionThe UK uses almost 13 million tonnes of paper and cardboard each year.

facts on water pollutionPaper and cardboard can decompose fairly easily, but the process gives off methane (a greenhouse gas), which contributes to climate change

facts on water pollutionOffices in the UK throw away around 1 million tonnes of paper each year. The bulk of it ends up in the landfill.

Facts on metal recycling

facts on water pollutionRecycling 1 aluminium can save enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours.

facts on water pollutionOnce an aluminium can is recycled it is part of a new can within 6 weeks.

facts on water pollutionThere is no limit to the number of times an aluminium can can be recycled.

facts on water pollutionThe energy it takes to make 1 new aluminium can is the same as it is to make 20 recycled cans.

facts on water pollutionOver 4 billion aluminium drinks cans were sold in 1998, if they had been collected for recycling they would have been worth £38 million.

facts on water pollutionNearly 60% of the aluminium used in the U.K. has been previously recycled.

facts on water pollutionRecycling steel and tin cans save 74% of the energy used to produce them.

General facts

facts on water pollutionEvery year one American produces over 3285 pounds of hazardous waste.

facts on water pollutionLand pollution cause us to lose 24 billion tonnes of topsoil every year.

facts on water pollutionAmericans generate 30 billion foam cups, 220 million tires and 1.8 billion disposable diapers every year.

facts on water pollutionWe throw away enough trash every day to fill 63,000 garbage trucks.

facts on water pollutionEvery day Americans throw away 1 million bushels of litter out their car window.

facts on water pollutionOver 80% of items in landfills can be recycled, but they’re not

facts on water pollutionThe main human contributor to pollution are landfills.

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