Recycling aluminum uses 95% less energy than making new
Metal is melted down and reformed into new products such as cans, automobile parts, sliding, appliances and building materials.
Recycling one ton of cardboard saves 7 trees, 7000 gallons of water, cuts pollution, 11 barrels of oil, and 3 cubic yards of landfill space.
Eight out of ten plastic water bottles become landfill waste.
Plastic bottles take 700 years before they begin to decompose in a landfill.