What do you know about recycling statistics in the United States?
- If all 8 billion pounds of plastic bottles produced in the U.S. in 2009 had been recycled, the material could have produced 22 million extra large t-shirts.
- Only 9 percent of plastic bags, sacks, and wraps were recycled in 2009. That means 3,470 tons – or $694,000 worth—were discarded!
- In 2009, we filled United States landfills with trash equivalent to the weight of 88 million cars.
Please take our Recycling Trivia Quiz and share your results to raise awareness of the importance of Recycling!
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