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Green Facts for You


• Over a million sea creatures die each year from plastic litter thrown into the ocean.

• The U.S. throws away about 2.5 million bottles.............per hour.

• One recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.

•  The equivalent of 500,000 trees must be cut down each year to publish the Sunday paper.

• Every hour, Americans use 4 million plastic bottles; but we recycle only one-fourth of them.


• A glass bottle can be recycled over and over and over again.

• When you recycle a newspaper it is often turned into a cereal box.

• Recycling helps to protect the environment. In other words, Recycling helps to protect all of us!

• Recycling the print-run of a single Sunday paper of the New York Times would spare 75,000 trees!

• Landfills are ticking time bombs - producing unknown gases and chemicals.

• Cardboard is used to ship 90 percent of all products in the U.S.