Are you a recycling master?

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Think you're an expert at talking trash? Then you won't be afraid to test your recycling knowledge.

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Faced with a crumpled piece of paper or tin foil, most people are likely to:

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.

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Which of the following organizations exist?

So far, the service has diverted 92,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from the landfill.

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True or false? Zipper-style sandwich and freezer bags can be recycled.

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.

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How many Americans recycle bathroom products (hair products, containers for cosmetics, etc.)?

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.

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How long does it take a used aluminum can to be recycled and put back on store shelves?

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.

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How much less energy does it take to make a can from recycled aluminum vs. raw materials?

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.

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How many trees does 1 ton of recycled paper save?

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.

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Disposable paper products account for how much waste in America each year?

Paper comprises around 28 percent of America's total waste output. (Fortunately, as of 2011 the paper recycling rate is 66 percent.)

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What does the number in a triangle on the bottom of a plastic containers indicate?

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.

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How much of the stuff we throw away ends up in the landfill?

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.

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