Want to know more about what gets recycled? Here's a quickie guide.
Need more reasons to recycle? Here are some fun facts.
- Each of us uses approximately one 100-foot-tall Douglas fir tree in paper and wood products per year
- Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity
- Energy saved from recycling one ton of aluminum is equal to the amount of electricity the average home uses over 10 years.
- Americans throw away enough aluminum every month to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.
- Glass never wears out -- it can be recycled forever.
- Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year
- The highest point in Ohio is "Mount Rumpke," which is actually a mountain of trash at the Rumpke sanitary landfill
Of course, you could be more creative with your trash. Checkout this site for some cool craft ideas with recycled goods.