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How much energy is saved from recycling one ton of aluminum?

Approximately the amount of electricty the average home uses over 10 years!

THEN:

In 1998, 1.3 million gallons of bottled water were consumed.

NOW...

In 2008, 9.3 million gallons of bottled water were consumed.

How much iron and steel do Americans throw out?

Enought to supply all the nation's automakers on a continuous basis!

THEN:

In 1998, 30% of people recycled in the US.

NOW...

In 2008, 70% of people recycled in the US.

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to do what?

Watch TV for 3 hours!

THEN:

In 1998, about 9,700 communities in the US provided recycling services.

NOW...

In 2008, more than 20,000 communities in the US provide recycling service.

If the recycling rate of beverage containers was 80%, how much GHC emissions could we avoid?

3 million tons...the equivalent of taking 2.4 million cars off the road for one year!

THEN:

In 1998, 28% of total waste was recycled in the US.

NOW...

In 2008, 32.5% of total waste was recycled in the US.

How much energy would have been generated by using 10% post-consumer recycled content in PET carbonated soft drink & water bottles in 2004?

Enough energy to supply 270,000 homes for one year!