It's Not Rocket Science. It's Recycling.

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11 facts about recycling and no facts whatsoever about rocket science. My point is that we all are capable of understanding the reasons why recycling is important and to realize that it's not that difficult. Every little bit helps. Thanks for checking out my first slideshare.

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  • 2.1 million tons
  • Composting 21 million cars
  • Go ahead cows do your thing.
  • 1 aluminum can your iPod.
  • We Shouldnt DISCARD the importance of this fact.
  • 5,600 miles of broken glass.
  • Lets Recap: 1. The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year. 2. In 2009, we produced enough trash to circle the Earth 24 Ames. 3. 75% of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it. 4. If we composted that food, it would reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas as taking 2 million cars o the road. 5. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod. 6. Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy used to make new cans. 7. Americans throw away 25,000,000 plasAc boLles every hour. 8. Over 87% of us have access to curbside paper recycling programs. 9. In 2009, Americans threw away almost 9 million tons of glass. 10. In 2010, paper recycling had increased over 89% since 1990. 11. If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year.
  • Thanks! Now lets all launch recycling campaigns that are
  • Thanks! Now lets all launch recycling campaigns that are Out of this world!
  • images: Wikipedia Trash Pic h/p:// Earth - h/p:// recycle bins h/p:// Cows Mourgule h/p:// Tractor trailer By Ellio/ Brown [CC-BY-2.0 (h/p://], via Wikimedia Commons treehugger h/p:// funny puppy h/p:// Aluminum can squashed h/p:// PlasRc Bo/les h/p:// blue recycle bin h/p:// PresentaRon & vector graphics created by E. Michelle Peterson