Monday, November 15, 2010

Celebrate America Recycles Day TODAY!

Passing this along from our friends at CynerGreen!  and CGKidz

Celebrate Monday, November 15, 2010
America Recycles Day
by choosing to make a difference.  (Please pass along)

You can:
  • Find a recycling bin and facts from your local pickup on what is accepted.
  • Think before you Toss.  Almost everything these days can be recycled.
  • Support local efforts to increase recycling rates.
  •  Purchase biodegradable products and remember to REUSE so you reduce the need for Recycling!
  • Go big and eliminate the use of plastic water bottles completely.  Purchase a safe, stainless steel, reusable bottle.


  • We use 80,000,000,000+ aluminum soda cans a year.

  • If every American recycled just 10% of their newspapers, we would save 25,000,000 trees a year.

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

  • There is no limit to the amount of times an aluminum can be recycled.

  • Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.

  • Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Most of them are thrown away!

  • Mining and transporting raw materials for glass creates about 385 lbs of waste for 1 ton of new glass.

  • Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill a 1,000,000 sea creatures every year!

  • The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees.

  • Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam coffee cups every year.

  • The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours or a CFL for 20 hours. 

  • An estimated 80,000,000 Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using enough aluminum foil to cover over 50 acres or 40 football fields. All of that foil is recyclable.

  • 100 acres of Rainforests get cut down every minute!

  • A single quart of motor oil can contaminate up to 2,000,000 gallons of fresh water.
  •  A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose -- and even longer if it's in a landfill!
 Happy Recycling!

Danelle Hoffer
CynerGreen | EcoFab Stores, Inc.

The Promenade, Chenal

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