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Recycling Recycling Facts

Recycling Facts

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Each ton of recycled paper can save

  • 17 trees
  • 380 gallons of oil
  • 3 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 4,000 kilowatts of energy
  • 7,000 gallons of water

Americans use more than

  • 67 million tons of paper per year, or about 580 pounds per person
  • Paper products make up the largest part (approximately40percent) of our trash
  • Making recycled paper instead of new paper uses
  • 64 percent less energy
  • and uses 58 percent less water
  • Every day American businesses generate enough paper to circle the earth 20 times !
  • Every day Americans recover more than 2 million pounds of paper! That's about 40 percent of the paper we use
  • Paper products use up at least 35 percent of the world's annual commercial wood harvest.
  • The highest point in Ohio is said to be "Mount Rumpke," which is a "mountain" made up of trash -- at a sanitary landfill!


What Item do you recycle most??

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