Have you thought of:
- Peanut butter jars?
- Plastic yogurt containers?
- Junk mail?
- Rubber tires?
- Plastic bags?
Some facts on recycling:
- According to the EPA, each of us uses a 100-feet-tall pine tree per year for paper and wood products
- Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7000 gallons of water, and over 4000 kilowatts of electricity (enough to power an average American home for 5 months!)
- Recycling paper instead of making new paper creates 74% less air pollution and uses 40% less energy
Have you ever been surprised to discover something was or was not recyclable?