16 Most Astonishing Recycling Facts

February 24, 2018

Recycling is the conversion of waste materials into useful products. A lot of things surrounding us have been recycled more than once, before finally reaching us. To make sure that you care about the world, hire junk removal company to make your community clean.

Check out the following weirdest recycling facts.

Fact # 1

If Americans would recycle a tenth of their newspapers, over 25 million trees would be saved per year.

Fact # 2

An average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day. (Man!!!Think about all the food you excrete, all the paper you waste, all the shopping wrappers you throw in the dustbins) Also, if you continue this ratio for whole 365 days, you get an astonishing figure of 1.5 tons of solid waste, produced per person, per year.

Fact # 3

An average American will produce 90,000 pounds of garbage in his/her lifetime.

Fact # 4

Depending upon nature of bin and city’s efficient junk disposal services, about 60% – 80% of the recycled stuff is again recycled.

Fact # 5

Over one million seabirds are reported to die from ocean pollution per year.

Fact # 6

The amount of waste produced by humans has surpassed 10,000% over the past hundred years.

Fact # 7

In South East Asia (Indonesia) the government is trying to eradicate the usage of plastic shopping bags. Shopping marts charge additional money for use of shopping bags.

Fact # 8

The use of plastic shopping bags should be discouraged. They take about 500 – 1000 years to decompose into nature. Get the help of a junk removal company if you have too much junk composed of plastic bags and other unnecessary things.

Fact # 9

It is an interesting fact that Americans are more likely to recycle items than exercise their voting right.

Fact # 10

CRI (Container Recycling Institute) estimates that in 2017, 36 billion landfilled aluminum cans had a scrap value of more than six hundred million dollars.

Fact # 11

We owe many thanks to recycling. Without it, the balance of “supply and demand” wouldn’t be met and our Earth would be facing a crisis of “resource depletion.” A good example is that it takes almost 70% less energy to recycle paper than to make it from its raw sources.

Fact # 12

Recycling hundred cans of aluminum are equivalent to lighting up your bedrooms for two WHOLE WEEKS. Talking about one good step towards humanity, even recycling one Aluminum does a lot of good. It can save enough energy to listen to one complete album on your iPod.

Fact # 13

In the US alone, 25 billion Styrofoam coffee cups are thrown away by the Americans every year.

Fact # 14

Sadly, Americans throw away 28 billion bottles and jars per annum. Of course, a large quantity is recycled. But, with more awareness, the percentage of recycled bottles can be increased.

Fact # 15

“Humans are the only creatures who cut down trees, make paper and then write on paper “save trees”. In 2010, there has been observed an 89% growth in paper recycling since 1990.

Fact # 16

You have a glass container which broke away and now you threw it into the dustbin. It will take only about 30 days to go from his recycle bin to a brand new store shelf in as few as 30 days. Just a month needed for complete conversion and VIOLA…goods are available.