Fun Recycling Facts

Girl Recycling

Here are a number of fun and interesting recycling facts:

  • It takes 80-100 years for an aluminum can to decompose (break down) in a landfill.
  • Aluminum cans can be recycled into: soda cans, pie plates, license plates, thumbtacks, aluminum foil, and many other items.
  • Recycling one aluminum can can save enough energy to power a tv for up to three hours.
  • In the year 2000, 13,500 aluminum cans were recycled every minute in California.
  • Glass takes over 1,000,000 (one million) years to decompose in a landfill.
  • Glass can be recycled into jars, jewelry, bottles, dishes, drinking glasses, coffee mugs and many other items.
  • It can take up to 700 years for plastic to decompose (break down) in a landfill.
  • PET plastic can be recycled into: clothing, fiberfill for sleeping bags, toys, stuffed animals, rulers and more.

If you know more fun recycling facts please share them in the comments.

4 Responses

  1. Cambria Kinzel says:

    No it takes plastic 700 years to break down.

  2. a random kid says:


  3. Keilani says:

    My name is Keilani and I do believe in recycling. But if we don’t start oday the world could potentially come to an end.

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