What to Know About Recycled Items
June 16, 2022
Many of today’s adults grew up recycling bottles, cans and paper products. That’s made it easy to take the benefits of recycling for granted.
• Residents of the United States discard 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Recycling just one ton of plastic bottles saves the same amount of energy as a single two-person household consumes in an entire year.
• Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television for three hours.
• Recycling paper is highly effective, as more than 37 percent of the fiber used to make new paper products in the United States...