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.