Fun Environmental Facts

  • It takes 500,000 trees to publish the NY Sunday Times - every week! Recycling a single run of this newspaper would save 75,000 trees.

  • The loss of pharmaceutical value from plant species extinction in the US alone is almost $12 billion.

  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours - or the equivalent of a half gallon of gasoline.

  • If every car carried one more passenger during its daily commute, 32 million gallons of gasoline would be saved each day.

  • If all of America's newspaper was recycled, we would save about 250,000,000 trees each year.

  • Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild our entire commercial fleet of airplanes every 3 months.

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