Steel cans take 80-100 years to break down.
The energy saved from recycling one aluminum can will run a TV for 3 hours.
Did you know that it takes more than 500,000 trees to make the newspapers that Americans use in one Sunday.
Did you know that every ton of paper that’s recycled saves 380 gallons of oil?
The energy saved by recycling a single aluminum can, or one glass bottle, could operate a television set for three hours, or light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. If everyone on campus recycled 1 glass bottle or aluminum can, we would avoid adding 9.6 metric tonnes (21,000 pounds) of CO2 to the atmosphere.
Steering clear of plastic shopping bags can remove 200,000 metric tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.
The average American office worker uses 500 disposable cups a year, or 1.4 per day. Invest in a reusable coffee mug and save 25 cents at coffee shops on campus.