Cool Earth: Trash-in

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

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Fact#6

Less common materials that can be recycled

  • Organic waste (food)

  • Electronic devices

  • Batteries

  • Clothes

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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

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Fact#9

Types of paper that can be recycled:

  • Copy paper

  • Newspaper

  • Packaging (cardboard)

  • Contaminated paper

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