It's Getting Hot in Here

  • THE EPA ESTIMATES THAT 90% OF THE GREENHOUSE BENEFITS OF RECYCLING COME FROM PAPER, CARDBOARD, AND METALS

  • RECYCLING ONE TON OF METAL OR PAPER SAVES ABOUT THREE TONS OF CARBON DIOXIDE

  • RECYCLING ONE TON OF PLASTIC SAVES ONLY SLIGHTLY MORE THAN ONE TON OF CARBON DIOXIDE

  • IT TAKES RECYCLING THREE TONS OF GLASS TO SAVE ABOUT ONE TON OF CARBON DIOXIDE

  • IN THE UNITED STATES, IF WE EXCLUDE PAPER AND METALS FROM RECYCLING, OUR RECYCLING SAVINGS IS ONLY TWO-TENTHS OF 1% OF OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Kristen Crawford