Earthwize Recycling Advantages

Recycling Facts

• A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days. That's closed loop recycling at its finest!

• Making new aluminum cans from used cans takes 95 percent less energy and 20 recycled cans can be made with the energy needed to produce one can using virgin ore.

• Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours or run your television for three hours.

• For every 10 pounds of aluminum you recycle, you eliminate 37 pounds of carbon emissions from the air.

• In a landfill, Aluminum cans take 80-100 years to break down.

• 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.

• Recycling glass saves 25-32% of the energy used to make new glass.

• And although glass bottles are a lot heavier, each 10 pounds recycled still reduces carbon by nearly a pound.

• In a landfill, Glass bottles spend 1 million years waiting
around to decompose.

• 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to
power a 30-watt light bulb for 6 hours.

• Recycled plastics are used to make trash cans,
carpets, playground equipment, plastic lumber, pipes,
fences, toys, binders, pallets, clothing and many other items

• For every 10 pounds of clear plastic water or soda
bottles recycled, 3.3 pounds of carbon emissions disappear.

• In a landfill, Plastic bottles hang around as long as
700 years.