In 2014, in the United States, over 89% of corrugated boxes were recycled. Most bottles and jars contain at least 25% recycled glass. Over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans are used every year. Over 25 billion styrofoam cups are thrown away in the United States each year. Recycling 1 ton of plastic can save over 7 cubic yards of landfill space. Around 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S. Recycling one glass bottle saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours. 99% of lead acid batteries get recycled. Recycling 1 ton of aluminum cans conserves the equivalent of 1,665 gallons of gasoline. In 2014, in the United States, about 258 million tons of municipal solid waste were generated. « Previous 1 2 3 4 Next » Please feel free to share your thoughts about recycling in the comments.