Benefits of Recycling:

  • Recycling creates ten jobs for every 10,000 tons of material recycled, while only one job is created if that same tonnage is landfilled.
  • Using recycled paper instead of virgin materials reduces air pollution by 74% and water pollution by 35%.
  • Using recycled aluminum instead of virgin ore reduces air pollution by 95% and water pollution by 97%.
  • Using recycled iron and steel cuts air pollution by 86%, water pollution by 76%, and mining wastes by 97%.
  • For every ton of paper you recycle, you save 17 trees, 464 gallons of oil, 42 gallons of gasoline, and 7,000 gallons of water.
  • Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100 watt light bulb for four hours.
  • Recycling one tin can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.

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