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.