Every day in the U.S., we produce enough trash to equal the weight of the Empire State
We throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, produce enough styrofoam cups
annually to circle the earth 436 times and trash enough office paper to build a 12-foot wall
form Los Angeles to New York City.
Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil, 4,100 kilowatts of energy, 3.2
cubic yards of landfill space and 60 pounds of air pollution.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough electricity to power a TV for three hours, and
aluminum cans can be recycled an unlimited number of times.