Humans have been practicing recycling for thousands of years. To produce one ton of newspaper requires 24 trees. Recycling one aluminum can can save enough energy to power a television for up to three hours. Glass that ends up in landfills takes over a million years to decompose. Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour and most are not recycled. One million tons of recovered paper is enough to fill more than 14,000 railroad cars. Over a ton of resources is saved for every ton of glass recycled. A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can in as little as 60 days. In the United States, In 2014, about 136 million tons of waste went into landfills. Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy than incinerating it. « Previous 1 2 3 4 Next » Please feel free to share your thoughts about recycling in the comments.