Some Facts

– One bus carries as many people as 40 cars

– We each use about 12,000 gallons of water every year

– Each year billions of used batteries are thrown away in the United States. This constitutes 88% of the mercury and 54% of the cadmium deposited into our landfills

– Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees

– It takes 90% less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to make new ones

– 14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year

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