10 things you didn’t know about recyclying

  1. More than 60% of the waste that ends up in landfills can be recycled.
  2. About 16% of the cost of a product is spent on the packaging that is completely lost if not disposed of properly.
  3. Plastics, which can often be recycled, take about 500 years to decompose.
  4. Aluminum cans can be completely recycled and put to use in a short time.
  5. The glass can be recycled to 100% and reused.
  6. Glass products that end up in landfills do not break down at all.
  7. It has been observed that 24 trees are cut to make one ton of paper.
  8. On the contrary, it has been shown that recycled paper generates 70% less pollution compared to normal production of non-recycled paper.
  9. 70% less energy is used to recycle paper compared to raw materials.
  10. Similarly, when you recycle a glass bottle, you can save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.

In the last 40 years, more waste was generated than in the rest of human history. By 2020, it is estimated that only the metropolitan region will produce 19,688 tons per day. What do we do with this waste? Recycling is part of the solution, as it proves that waste is a resource, turning the problem into an opportunity.