Earth Friendly Choices
GREEN TRIVIA ~ DID YOU KNOW?
Recycling 1 aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours.
Once an aluminum can is recycled it can be part of a new can within 6 weeks.
An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be an aluminum can in 500 years.
Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour - most are thrown away.
Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as
1,000,000 sea creatures each year.
Every month we throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill a giant skyscraper.
A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose; even more if it's in a landfill.
About 1/3 of the average landfill is made up of packaging material.
On average, it costs about $30/ton to recycle trash, about $50/ton to landfill it, and about
$75/ton to incinerate it.
Approximately 6% of lost job incidents per year are due to chemical exposure.
Cleaning products are the most frequently reported cause of poisoning asreported to Poison Control.