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.