We all know it is good to recycle, right? But how good? If you want to see some recycling statistics in a great visual way, here are is an exclusive Recycling Infographic that shares statistics on the benefits of recycling. I have broken it down into 3 parts so that the images are easier to read and the statistics are more targeted.
This infographic shows that one of the benefits of recycling is the conservation of natural resources.
Recycling one ton of steel conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone.
Did you know that the EPA estimates that recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water?
The list of statistics for the benefits of recycling goes on…Just check out the infographic below for many more benefits of recycling!
This infographic shows that recycling is energy efficient.
In 2006, the national recycling rate of 32.5 percent saved the energy equivalent to 10 billion gallons of gasoline.
Did you know that recycled plastic uses 76% less energy?
This infographic shows that recycling reduces emissions of air and water pollutants.
Recycling just 35% of our trash reduces toxic emissions equivalent to taking 36 million cars off the road.
Did you know that a recycling rate of 3.25% can result in roughly 49.7 million metric tons of carbon not being released into the air?
I hope these images were able to help you really see the benefits of recycling and hope we can increase our national recycling average more each year! What benefits of recycling struck you most from these recycling infographics?
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