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What to Know About Recycled Items

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 comes from recycled...


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