If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year. Recycling 100 aluminum can could light a room for two weeks!
We generate 21.5 million tons of food waste each year. If we composted that food, it would reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas as taking 2 million cars off the road.
Recycling continues to expand the job base and creates tens of thousans of new jobs for our constantly growing labor force. Recycling also stimulates the development of green technology and research.