It's Not Rocket Science. It's Recycling.

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11 facts about recycling and no facts whatsoever about rocket science.
My point is that we all are capable of understanding the reasons why recycling is important and to realize that it's not that difficult. Every little bit helps.

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It's Not Rocket Science. It's Recycling.

  1. 1. 24 times.
  2. 2. 2.1 million tons
  3. 3. Composting 21 million cars
  4. 4. Go ahead cows… do your thing.
  5. 5. 1 aluminum can your iPod.
  6. 6. We Shouldn’t DISCARD the importance of this fact.
  7. 7. 5,600 miles of broken glass.
  8. 8. Let’s Recap:   1.  The  average  person  generates  over  4  pounds  of  trash  every  day      and  about  1.5  tons  of  solid  waste  per  year.     2.  In  2009,  we  produced  enough  trash  to  circle  the  Earth  24  Ames.     3.  75%  of  waste  is  recyclable,  but  we  only  recycle  about  30%  of  it.     4.  If  we  composted  that  food,  it  would  reduce  the  same  amount  of      greenhouse  gas  as  taking  2  million  cars  off  the  road.     5.  Recycling  one  aluminum  can  saves  enough  energy  to  listen  to  a      full  album  on  your  iPod.     6.  Recycling  aluminum  cans  saves  95%  of  the  energy  used  to    make  new  cans.     7.  Americans  throw  away  25,000,000  plasAc  boLles  every  hour.     8.  Over  87%  of  us  have  access  to  curbside  paper  recycling  programs.     9.  In  2009,  Americans  threw  away  almost  9  million  tons  of  glass.     10.  In  2010,  paper  recycling  had  increased  over  89%  since  1990.     11.  If  every  American  recycled  just  one-­‐tenth  of  their  newspapers,      we  could  save  about  25  million  trees  each  year.  
  9. 9. Thanks! Now let’s all launch recycling campaigns that are
  10. 10. Thanks! Now let’s all launch recycling campaigns that are Out of this world!
  11. 11. https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-recycling http://www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=recycling_facts_and_stats images: Wikipedia  Trash  Pic   h/p://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/LixaoCatadores20080220MarcelloCasalJrAgenciaBrasil.jpg     Earth  -­‐   h/p://fav.me/dz6h6h   recycle  bins   h/p://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Recycling_in_CuriRba.JPG   Cows  Mourgufile   h/p://mrg.bz/0PpQQt   Tractor  trailer   By  Ellio/  Brown  [CC-­‐BY-­‐2.0  (h/p://creaRvecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)],  via  Wikimedia  Commons   treehugger   h/p://tcsnews.com/wp-­‐content/uploads/2013/11/treehugger.jpg   funny  puppy   h/p://cdn.morguefile.com/imageData/public/files/j/jade/preview/fldr_2008_11_17/file000285173883.jpg   Aluminum  can  squashed   h/p://pixabay.com/staRc/uploads/photo/2014/01/02/13/34/socdrink-­‐237584_640.jpg   PlasRc  Bo/les   h/p://farm8.staRcflickr.com/7194/6952860289_b8065829d7_o.jpg   blue  recycle  bin   h/p://pixabay.com/staRc/uploads/photo/2012/04/16/13/31/red-­‐36016_640.png     PresentaRon  &  vector  graphics  created  by  E.  Michelle  Peterson   www.emichellepeterson.com  

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