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Check out these curious facts to learn more about recycling effects on global warming.

 

And remember you are cooler when you are smarter

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Fact#1

Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products!⁠

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Fact#2

Recycling reduces global warming by reducing the energy required to create new products.

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95%

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Fact#3

It takes 95% less energy to make aluminium cans from recycled scraps

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Fact#4

Germany has reportedly been the country that recycles the most on 2016.

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Fact#5

The most common materials recycled are:

  • Paper/Cardboard

  • Plastic

  • Metal containers (cans)

  • Glass

Photo credit: InMeteo

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Fact#6

Less common materials that can be recycled

  • Organic waste (food)

  • Electronic devices

  • Batteries

  • Clothes

Photo credit: Article Techs

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Fact#7

Between 1950 and 2015 we have globally produced 7.8 billion tons of plastic

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Fact#8

Recycling 1 ton of paper can save 17 trees from being cut down

Photo credit: Tired Earth

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Fact#9

Types of paper that can be recycled:

  • Copy paper

  • Newspaper

  • Packaging (cardboard)

  • Contaminated paper

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Fact#10

Recycling a single cell phone can save enought energy to power up a laptop for 44 hours.

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Fact#11

Recycling 1 ton of cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil

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Fact#12

Recycling one pound of paper could reduce green house levels by one metric ton of CO2 Eq.

Photo credit: TWO SIDES

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Fact#13

80’000 Tonnes of plastic float in the the Great Pacific Garbage Patch GPGP, equivalent to 500 jumbo jet.

Photo credit: The Ocean  Cleanup

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Fact#14

Of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic that has been produced, 6.3 billion metric tons has become plastic waste.

Photo credit: National Geographic

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Fact#15

The "plastic Island" or The Great Pacific Garbage Patch cover a suface around 1.6 millon square kilometers or  the equivalent of three times the size of France.

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