Weird Facts About Recycling

We all agree that recycling is an important activity to enhance our world and make it better, and we all agree that we should follow some recycling tips to recycle in the right way.

What about sharing some of the interesting facts and information that help us better understand recycling and know more about it.

E-Waste Recycling Facts:

1-           Only 17.4 % of e-waste was recycled globally in 2019.

2-           For every million cell phones we recycle, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.

3-           It takes nearly 430 pounds of fossil fuel, 1.5 tons of water, and 48 pounds of chemicals. To manufacture an old computer monitor and pc.

4-           Most hazardous electronic items include televisions, computer monitors, plasma televisions, LCD desktop monitors, and more.

5-           It takes. 1.5 tons of water, 48 pounds of chemicals in the production process, and 530 pounds of fossil fuels to make one computer and monitor.

6-           The United Nations estimates that global e-waste volumes could increase by as much as 39%  to 74.7 million tons a year by 2030.

7-           We Throw out the equivalent of 800 laptops every second worldwide.

8-           The colossal Amount Of e-Waste worldwide is heavier than wall of china.

9-           Recycling e-waste can save enough energy to power thousands of homes per year.

Plastic Recycling Facts:

1-           The toy industry is the most plastic intensive industry in the world.

2-           Plastic bag can take 10- 20 years to decompose.

3-           Takeaway coffee cups – can take up to 30 years to degrade. 30 years.

4-           Plastic straws can take up to 200 years to decompose.

5-           Plastic bottles and cups can take up to 450 years to decompose. 

6-           Plastic toothbrush can take up to 500 years or more to decompose.

7-           According to a global study and campaign from WWF and the University of Newcastle in Australia, we may be ingesting as much as 5 grams of microplastic per week (from food, water, and air) another study reported in the US that people might be consuming up to 121,000 microplastic particles from similar sources. 

8-           Plastic bottles are often recycled into downgraded products, like carpet and fiberfill for jackets.

9-           Many popular shoe manufacturers make shoes from recycled ocean plastics. Adidas is one of them.

10-         In 2020, a group of students in the Netherlands built a car made out of recycled plastics and household waste. When tested, the car went up to 137 miles on one charge and reached top speeds of 56 mph.

11-         Car vehicle contain 771 pounds of plastic.

12-         Plastics present in food packaging contain hazardous chemicals.

13-         The chemicals used in the production, processing, preparation and packaging of food may put our health at risk. 

Paper Recycling Facts:

  1. Paper has a shorter lifespan because each time it is recycled, the fibers are shortened, making them harder to recycle again.

  2. A sheet of copy paper can be recycled approximately five to seven times.

  3. Every ton of recycled paper preserves 17 trees.

Aluminum Recycling Facts:

1-           A used aluminum can take up to 60 days to be recycled again

2-           Aluminum can be recycled forever without any loss of quality.

3-           Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours.

Steel Recycling Facts:

1-           A Steel components and a frame of one car recycle reduces greenhouse emissions by an equivalent of 150 gallons of fuel.

2-           One steel food can conserve energy equal to using one light bulb for over one day.

3-           When people recycle their steel, it provides jobs to about 531,000 people each year and saves enough electricity to power an average of 18 million homes.

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