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        The environmental economics of recycling makes good sense. Using natural resources over and over 
        again after they have been extracted from the earth, and by conserving the dwindling supply of these 
        resources also helps protect the few remaining ecosystems left on the planet. Recycling also conserves 
        energy and water and helps to reduce air pollution and water pollution. 

        Example: Production of recycled paper uses 80% less water and 65% less energy, and produces 
        95% less air pollution than virgin paper production. If every American recycled his or her newspaper 
        just one day a week, we would save about 36 million trees a year. 

        Example: When making cans, using recycled aluminum requires 96% less energy than manufacturing 
        new aluminum from its virgin material. Recycling plastic bottles uses 76% less energy, and glass uses 
        21% less. Making recycled products reduces greenhouse gas emissions and the need to build landfills.

        Just a few facts

        In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history.

        The way we produce, consume and dispose of our products and our food accounts for 42% of U.S. 
        greenhouse gas emissions.

        Between 1950 and 2005, worldwide metals production grew six fold, oil consumption eightfold, and 
        natural gas consumption 14-fold. In total, 60 billion tons of resources are now extracted annually-about 
        50% more than just 30 years ago.

        Between 1970 and 1995, the U.S. represented about one-third of the world’s total material consumption. 
        With less than 5% of the world’s population, the U.S. consumes 33% of paper, 25% of oil, 15% of coal, 
        17% of aluminum, and 15% of copper.

        The U.S. buried or burned more than 166 million tons of resources—paper, plastic, metals, glass and 
        organic materials—in landfills and incinerators in 2008. We recycled and composted only one-third of 
        our discards.

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