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BC: FACTS About 41 billion glass containers are produced in the U.S. each year. Of the glass containers produced each year, 55 percent are clear, 38 percent are amber and 7 percent are green or blue. Glass makes up 6.6 percent by weight and 1.5 percent by volume of the nation's solid waste stream. More than 37 percent of all glass beverage containers in 1998 were recycled, according to the U.S. EPA. The average American generates 82 pounds of glass per year; the average glass bottle weighs 8 ounces. For every ton of crushed glass (cullet) used in the manufacturing process, 1.2 tons of raw materials are saved. Recycling one ton of glass saves about nine gallons of fuel oil. Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours. Glass produced from recycled materials reduces related air pollution by 20 percent and water pollution by 50 percent. Manufacturing glass from recycled materials also saves 68 percent energy and half the water normally required in the manufacturing process. JUNK MAIL creates four million tons of preventable waste each year. It also destroys 62 million trees a year.

FC: Easy Ways to Recycle

1: Recycling is something we should all do. It helps decrease landfills and bad chemicals seaping into our water. It also reduces the number of trees we cut down each year and how much water we use to make new products. Recycling is better for the environment, people, and the ozone. This book will help you to recycle and show you different ways to recycle. Once you start recycling, you'll notice the difference in your trash can of how much less you throw away.

2: Aluminum

3: Home Pick-Up - These bins you buy and sit on your curb like trash bins. A truck comes by every week to pick it up. You can put aluminum cans (Pop, soup, etc.) as well as many other recyclables in it. Pop Can Tabs - You can pull the tabs off of pop cans and collect them for charities. Normally churches, schools, The Ronald Mcdonald House, and hospitals will collect them. Reusing Cans - You can use cans such as a soup can to collect grease from cooking hamburgers, steak, chicken, etc and set it somewhere so it can harden. once it hardens, you can throw away the grease and recycle the can. Drop-Off - You can drop off your aluminum at A-Z recycling (1465 E 17th Ave Columbus, OH 43219 (614) 298-8587).

4: Glass

5: Home-Pick Up - These bins you buy and sit on your curb like trash bins. A truck comes by every week to pick it up. You can put glass as well as many other recyclables in it. Reusing Glass - You can wash your glass (jars,bottles,etc.) and use them again. You can save things in them or use them as flower vases. Make sure you take the labels off before washing them! Also, you could make a homeade candle, or some kind od soap and give it as a gift in the jar/bottle. Glass Drop-Off - You can drop off glass bottles and jars (must be cleaned first) at a drop-off bin in central Ohio.

6: Plastic

7: Home-Pick Up - These bins you buy and sit on your curb like trash bins. A truck comes by every week to pick it up. You can put glass as well as many other recyclables in it. Reusing Glass - You can wash your glass (jars,bottles,etc.) and use them again. You can save things in them or use them as flower vases. Make sure you take the labels off before washing them! Also, you could make a homeade candle, or some kind od soap and give it as a gift in the jar/bottle. Glass Drop-Off - You can drop off glass bottles and jars (must be cleaned first) at a drop-off bin in central Ohio.

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