entire commercial airline fleet every six months*
new glass items, such as bottles and jars*
*Thirty-six recycled bottles can
make one square yard of carpet*
50% of all landfill space*
energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for 11 hours*
Home recycling requires a trivial amount of time, yet offers substantial benefits to the homeowner as well as the environment. According to the EPA, the national recycling rate is just 30%. Increasing that to 60% in the US could save the equivalent of 315 million barrels of oil per year!! Think about that, recycling can help us break free from our dependence on foreign oil. I never knew that. I bet more people would recycle if the news actually reported facts people could understand.
Ta Ta for now