- For every 1 ton of plastic that is recycled we save the equivalent of 2 people's energy use for 1 year.

- Glass takes up to 4000 years to decompose in a landfill yet can be recycled indefinitely.

- The Hershey Company in the US produces about 80,000,000 kisses each day using over 500 square miles of

aluminum to wrap them in; this material is recyclable and most of it ends up in the trash rather than the recycle bin.

- Every  ton of paper that is recycled  saves 17 trees.

- The energy we save when we recycle  one glass bottle  is enough to  light a light bulb for four hours.

- In North America 2,500,000 plastic bottles are thrown away every hour.

- A single quart of motor oil, if disposed of improperly, can contaminate up to 2,000,000 gallons of fresh water.

- Every month, we throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper. All of these jars are recyclable.

- On average, it costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to send it to the landfill, and $65 to $75 to incinerate it.

I think we know what is best for our environment just reading these statistics.

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