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. On average, each person creates over 4 pounds of waste every single day. « Previous 1 2 3 Please feel free to share your thoughts about recycling in the comments.