• Recycling one aluminum can save the energy equivalent of one can of gasoline.

• The typical office worker throws away 180 pounds of high-grade recyclable paper every year.

• It takes 500,000 trees to make the newspapers Americans use in one Sunday.

• Each glass container produced in the United States contains an average of 30 percent recycled glass.

• It takes five recycled 2-liter soda bottles to make 1 square foot of carpet.

Source: Maine State Planning Office

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