* Making new aluminum cars from recycled cans uses 20 times less energy than making cans from raw material.

*  One recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.

* One recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes

*  One recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 30-watt light bulb for 6 hours.

*  70% less energy is required to recycle paper.

*  70% less energy is required to recycle paper.

*  60% of the water normally needed in paper manufacturing is saved.

*  Recycling the print run of a single Sunday issue of the New York Times would spare 75,000 trees.

*  Recycling reduces pollution... water pollution by 35% and air pollution by 73%.


*  U.S. taxpayers are charged $500 million every year to pick up litter.

*   Recycling reduces landfills' space which contains 80% of all solid waste... (these landfills produce unknown gases and chemicals.)

Keep Earth Beautiful
Save water, Conserve, Energy, and Recycle Waste

Lesson Plan for Earth Day - 2010, By Richrd Dobson
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