Home|PTA Meeting Minutes|FAQ|About Us|Contact Us|Join Us|Links|Donate Goods/Service|ptaeventsandtips



Here are some interesting facts about recycling.


Recycling Glass

   Glass can be recycled virtually forever. It never wears out.

   For every 2,000 pounds of glass that is recycled, we save more than 2,000 pounds of other resources (1,330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar)

   Most bottles and jars that you use contain at least 25% recycled material.

   Using recycled glass to make new glass cuts related air pollution by up to 20%.

Recycling Metals

   Recycling an aluminum can saves 95% of the energy needed to make aluminum from bauxite ore



   In the United States, the amount of steel that is discarded and not recycled every year is enough to build all the new American-made cars

Recycling Paper

   75% of each tree that is cut down for paper is not used in a paper product

   98 tons of various resources are required to make one ton of paper

   Paper made from recycled paper uses 70% less energy

   Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees, 6,953 gallons of water, 463 gallons of oil, and 3 cubic yards of landfill space.

Recycling Plastic

   Americans use 4 million plastic bottles every hour, but only 25% of plastic bottles are recycled.

   Although plastics account for only 8% of the waste stream by weight, they occupy about 20% of the volume in a landfill due to their low bulk density.

   Over 46,000 pieces of plastic debris float on every square mile of ocean.

   It takes 450 years for a water bottle to decompose



Help keep the environment eco-friendly and do you part by recycling. Share these interesting facts with your children and show them how recycling can make a difference.