It’s very easy to associate cost with the monetary value of recyclable material, and sometimes we need to look beyond cash value towards the real cost of recyclables that end up as waste and the environmental toll it takes to create new products from virgin materials.

Putting the importance of recycling into perspective, we’ve put some numbers together that show just how much waste is produced daily and annually, and what can be saved by recycling.

Recyc;ling by the Numbers

Sources

http://planetgreenrecycle.com/fundraising/blog

http://infographicjournal.com/benefits-of-trash-removal/

http://www.graphs.net/

http://www.johnsrefuse.com/blog/bid/333714/5-Recycling-and-Waste-Management-Infographics-You-Need-to-See

http://www.packagingdigest.com/smart-packaging/market-price-recycled-material-just-doesnt-match-its-true-value

http://inzuzolandscaping.tumblr.com/post/24671259195/infographic-recycling-infographic-sourced-from

http://occupytheory.org/21-shocking-food-waste-facts-and-statistics/

https://www.ovoenergy.com/blog/green/10-shocking-facts-about-waste.html

http://www.sustainablelafayette.org/archive/waste-2/waste/

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