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Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees. 2 . If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year. 3. The average household throws away 13,000 separate pieces of paper each year. Most is packaging and junk mail-all of which  ...


Mar 26, 2017 ... Recycling plays a huge role in supporting a sustainable economy. Here are some of the facts and figures about recycling.


Top 5 Facts to Know: ​. Without exception, recycling is the top action society can do to simultaneously improve: the environment, the economy, sustainable manufacturing and to prevent waste from going into oceans. ​. When U.S. recycling levels reach 75% it will be the environmental and CO2 equivalent of removing 55 ...


Aug 10, 2017 ... Each year, EPA produces a report called Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: Fact Sheet, formerly called Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: Facts and Figures. It includes information on municipal solid waste (MSW) generation, recycling, combustion with energy recovery and landfilling.


Over 75% of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle 30% of it.


Mar 29, 2016 ... In 2013, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash and recycled and composted about 87 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 34.3 percent recycling rate. On average, we recycled and composted 1.51 pounds of our individual waste generation of 4.40 pounds per person per day (Figure 1 ...


4 days ago ... Every year, more than 250 million tons of trash is discarded. Americans don't quite recycle as much as we could, either. There is still about a 15% deficit. Read on to learn more shocking statistics about recycling in America.


Learn about the what-s and why-s of recycling through interesting recycling statistics and facts, whether for your school project or to understand the impact of your actions on the environment.


Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, and 2 barrels of oil. Every ton of paper recycled can save the energy equivalent of 165 gallons of gasoline. 17 trees can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year. Burning that same ton of paper ...