Recycling in the bathroom: Inside the numbers

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When it comes to recycling, the smallest room in the house is often overlooked. Learn about the impact this can have with this quiz from the CARE TO RECYCLE® program.

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____ Americans say they consistently recycle in the bathroom.

While 70% of Americans say they consistently recycle, only 1 in 5 say they do so in the bathroom.*

*2013 American Recycling Behaviors Survey, conducted by Shelton Group on behalf of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies

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_____% of Americans say they don’t recycle bathroom items at all.

Nearly 40% of Americans say they don’t recycle bathroom items at all.*  While there are a few things to learn, such as removing pumps before recycling the bottle itself, recycling in the bathroom is quite easy.
 
*2013 American Recycling Behaviors Survey, conducted by Shelton Group on behalf of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies

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The number of 15 oz. shampoo bottles that could be ending up in landfills each year in the U.S. would fill ______ football fields.

Nearly 552 million 15 oz. shampoo bottles could be ending up in U.S. landfills each year, which is more than 18,000 tons of #1 PET plastic… enough to fill more than a thousand football fields.*
 
*The Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies estimate based on average consumer purchase behaviors. 

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The energy saved by recycling 1 plastic bottle can power a computer for:

The energy saved by recycling just one plastic bottle can power a computer for 25 minutes. That’s enough time to stream an episode of your favorite sitcom.*
 
 
 

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How many times can paper products like the tissue boxes found in your bathroom be recycled?

Paper products can be recycled up to seven times before the fibers begin to break down. Now that’s a fact you certainly can’t sneeze at.*
 

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About ___% of consumers will only recycle if they are certain the item is recyclable or is clearly labeled as such.

About 50% of consumers will only recycle if they are certain the item is recyclable or is clearly labeled as such.* Visit CareToRecycle.com to learn more about the products in your bathroom that can be recycled.

*2014 Cone Communications Recycling in the Home Survey (conducted in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies)

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