Are you a recycling master?
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A study found that when commonly recycled materials are manipulated — meaning they are torn or crumpled — people are less likely to consider them recyclable and instead throw them in the trash.
- Try to flatten it and save it
- Put it in the recycling bin
- Put it in the trash can with non-recyclables
- Save it for another use, like packing material
So far, the service has diverted 92,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from the landfill.
- The National Crayon Recycle Program
- The National Lipstick Recycle Program
- The National Candle Recycle Program
- The National Spork Recycle Program
Ziploc and RecycleBank started a recycling program in which consumers can drop off clean and dry Ziploc bags at one of nearly 18,000 in-store recycling centers across the country.
After a survey revealed how few people recycle in the bathroom, Johnson & Johnson launched the Care to Recycle program to bring awareness to the problem.
- One in two
- One in five
- One in 10
- One in 20
Aluminum can recycling is one of the most efficient forms of recycling, with more than 50 percent of the cans produced re-entering the product stream.
- At least 10 days
- At least 60 days
- As least six months
- At least a year
Aluminum recycling is so efficient that if the can recycling rate hit 75 percent, we could save 1,286 megawatts of electricity per year — the amount generated by two coal-fired power plants.
- 20 percent
- 35 percent
- 70 percent
- 95 percent
One ton of recycled paper also saves 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water.
Paper comprises around 28 percent of America's total waste output. (Fortunately, as of 2011 the paper recycling rate is 66 percent.)
- 4 million tons
- 37 million tons
- 52 million tons
- 68 million tons
The resin identification coding system for plastic was introduced in 1988 by SPI, the plastics industry trade association. The system helps consumers determine which items are recyclable.
- That the container is recyclable
- What kind of plastic the container is made of
- How many different resins were used
- The plastic's density
More than half the garbage we toss ends up in landfills; about 35 percent is recycled or composted and the rest is combusted for energy.
- 27 percent
- 54 percent
- 71 percent
- 82 percent
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