Eye-Opening Recycling Facts

Written by Monika Martyn

Only 12% of disposable water bottles in the US are recycled annually. We need to improve this number.

The Recycling Reality

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Every cardboard box is 100% recyclable, regardless of its condition. They can undergo recycling up to seven times.

Cardboard Recycling

Styrofoam is recyclable, but the US recycled less than 4% of it.

The Styrofoam Myth

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Global waste is expected to double within a 15-year span.

The Global Waste Challenge

Recycling preserves forests, aiding in CO2 emission reduction, and cuts fossil fuel energy consumption

The Power of Recycling

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Plastic bags take almost 1,000 years to decompose.

Plastic Bag Dilemma

The current US recycling rate is 21.4%. There's room for improvement.

The US Recycling Rate

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Recycled glass reduces energy use and emissions, benefiting the environment.

Potential of Recycled Glass

Food waste in the U.S. is valued at over $161 billion annually. Almost 30-40% of the food, around 133 billion pounds in the US, is wasted annually.

The Food Waste Problem

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In 2019, nearly 54 million metric tonnes of electronic waste was generated, a 21% increase over five years.

Recycling matters! A million tons of recycled paper or plastic containers save methane gas.

Importance of Recycling