Recycling is one of the most vital task which we humans should today if we want to save the nature and secure our existence. But still, people are ignoring this fact and are taking the resources of nature very lightly.
Hope so these fascinating and mind blowing facts about recycling may open up their eyes and make them think about recycling.
1.An average person produces around 4 pounds of wastage every day and around 1.5 tons of solid waste every year.
2.Americans generate more than 200 million tons of garbage every year which is well enough for filling the Busch Stadium right from top to bottom and that too twice in a day.
3.EPA has estimated that around 75% of waste generated by Americans is recyclable, but out of it, only 30% is recycled.
4.In total, we all generate around 21.5 million tons of food every year. If all this food is composted it will reduce the amount of greenhouse gas as it will take 2 million cars off the road.
5.Recycling a single aluminum can save a notable amount of energy using which you can listen to a full album on your iPod. So imagine what recycling 100 cans could do? It can light your bedroom for whole two weeks.
6.CRI i.e the Container Recycling Institute has estimated that 36 billion aluminum which was landfilled last year had a scrap value of more than $600 million.
7.Every year Americans throw away around 28 million bottles and jars.
8.In 2009, Americans had thrown away around 9 million tons of glass. This much of glass is can fill trailers of the tractor which stretch from NYC to LA.