Some facts about recycling Part 2

* Approximately 1.5 million tonnes of construction each year are made from paper, including insulation, drywall, roofing paper, flooring, padding and sound-absorbing materials. * Paper (American Forest and Paper Association, 2002) can also be recycled into paper towels, notebook paper, envelopes, copy paper and other paper products as well as boxes, hydro-mulch, molded packaging compost, and even kitty litter. (EPA, 2008) Back to the top METAL


* Every year would save enough energy recycling steel to supply Los Angeles with almost a decade worth of electricity. * You save enough energy by recycling one aluminum can to run a television for three hours. * Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy used to manufacture the material from scratch. This means you can make 20 cans from recycled materials with the same amount of energy needed to make some new material. Energy savings only in 1993 were enough to light a city the size of Pittsburgh for six years. . * Americans throw away enough aluminum every month to rebuild our fleet commercial. * Recycling steel and tin cans saves 74% of energy used for production. * Americans use 100 million steel cans and all day. * Americans throw away enough iron and steel all countries automakers on a continuous basis. * A steel mill using scrap recycled reduces the water-related pollution, air pollution and tailings of approximately 70%. ** When you throw an aluminum can lose so much energy as if the same can be filled half and poured gasoline on the floor. Back to top CANS aluminum

* 50% of a new aluminum can from recycled aluminum. * The 36 billion aluminum cans last year discharges had a residual value of more than 600 million U.S. dollars. (Someday we’ll be mining our landfills for the resources Did you know? Recycling Facts

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