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Facts And Stats

In the U.S. 350,000 new cans are produced every minute

A can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now

Every month we throw out enough glass jars to fill up
Philadelphia's Municipal Services Building

Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year, about 680 pounds per person

A glass bottle takes about 4,000 years to decompose, maybe never in a landfill

Each ton of recycled paper can save 7,000 gallons of water

Paper products that should be recycled make up the greatest portion
of our trash – about 60%

The amount of wood and paper we throw away annually is enough to heat
50,000,000 homes for 20 years

The energy saved from recycling one glass jar can run a
100-watt light bulb for 4 hours!