1. Recycling one ton of paper saves 682.5 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
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  2. 27,000 trees are felled each day for toilet paper.
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  3. 95% of all data in the world is still stored on paper. Most of it is never looked at again.
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  4. Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W bulb for up to 6 hours.
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  5. Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour. Each one takes 500 years to decompose.
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  6. Thousands of marine creatures die by mistakenly swallowing plastic bags that resemble jellyfish.
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  7. Each year, Americans throw out enough soda cans and bottles to reach the moon and back 20 times.
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  8. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod.
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  9. Recycling one ton of plastic can save up to 2,000 gallons of gasoline.
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  10. Starting 2015, all New York residents must recycle their old electronics like PCs and TVs, or face a US$100 fine.
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  11. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for 2 hours.
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  12. 14 billion pounds (6B Kg.) of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic.
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  13. Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees.
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  14. In Finland, 9 out of 10 plastic bottles are returned for recycling and almost 100% of glass bottles are also recycled.
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  15. Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy cost of processing new aluminium.
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  16. Liposuctioned human fat can be recycled as fuel.
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  17. Recycling can take an aluminum can back on a grocery store shelf within 60 days.
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  18. If the U.S. can raise its 34.5% recycling rate to 75%, it will be the CO2 equivalent of removing 50 million cars from the road.
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  19. The "Doggone Project" in Germany works recycling deceased pets into fertilizer.
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  20. Goldfish don't have stomachs and should therefore be fed easily digestible food in lots of small feeding sessions.
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  21. The CIA burns classified documents to heat their water.
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  22. The money saved through recycling depends on the efficiency of the recycling program. For instance, Virgin plastic resin costs 40% less than recycled resin.
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  23. Paper recycling was first recorded in 1031, when Japanese shops sold repulped paper.
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  24. 90%
    of plastic bags in the U.S. are not recycled.
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  25. Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees.
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  26. Takeout coffee cups are not recyclable and billions are wasted every year.
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  27. Only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling globally, which means a great deal of pollution and loss of value.
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