Recycling Facts

July 10th, 2011 - 

I found a list of recycling facts that make me aware how easy it is to care a little bit about consuming. If each of us would follow some basic rules, great things could be achieved together. A person uses 90 drink cans, 70 food cans, 107 bottles and jars and gets in contact with 45 kg of plastic. And this happens every year. UK alone uses so many cans each year, double the distance moon-earth. This is about 12 billion cans every year. If we think about nappies, around
7 million trees are cut each year but in the meantime, 17 trees can be saved when recycling a tonne of paper. As about glass, from 6 bottles, we thrown away five of them instead of recycling. And when it comes to households and
numbers, you have to know that each person in England produces about half tonne of waste per year, and each family is putting to the bin wasted paper that is the equivalent of 6 trees. About plastic, only in Bristol there are more than 50 million plastic bottles of 2 liters each. Quite impressive facts, right?

Via here.

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