Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy used to make the material from scratch.
Americans use 100 million tin and steel cans every day.
Americans use 25 billion plastic bottles every year.
If every American household recycled just one out of every ten plastic bottles they used, we’d keep 200 million pounds of the plastic out of landfills every year.
Producing recycled paper requires about 60 percent of the energy used to make paper from virgin wood pulp.
A steel mill using recycled scrap reduces related water pollution, air pollution and mining wastes by about 70%.
Most bottles and jars contain at least 25% recycled glass.
Glass never wears out — it can be recycled forever.
States with bottle deposit laws have 35-40% less litter by volume.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, or a TV for 2 hours.