Apr 26 2011

More Recycling Fun Facts

Almost any material can be recycled in some way. The most popular items that are recycled are paper, plastic and metals.

Now, I know what you're thinking. Why should I take a few extra brain cells to make the effort to recycle?

Well, there are different strokes for different folks. But one reason we should all agree on is to conserve our resources for the future. Another important reason is to save energy.

METALS FOR RECYCLE

Fact: 6.5 million tons of carbons by emissions are eliminated when 7 million tons of metals are recycled. It's like removing 5 million cars off the roads for a year.

Fact: The amount of aluminum cans thrown away in a 3 month period can make enough metal to rebuild a whole fleet of commercial airplanes.

Fact: Tin is another metal that has great value. Did you know that tin, when recycled, is so pure it can be used as stannous fluoride, it is the stuff that fights cavities in our toothpaste? ON GUARD! Say, those little tooth defenders, with their tin swords!!

Quoted in part from www.stumblerz.com/recycling-fun-facts/

NEXT - What is really taking up all that space in the landfills?