Recycling In Numbers~

So, what IS the lowdown on recycling paper?  Did you know that:

*Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees.

*If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!

*Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution.  (WOW!!!)

The above envelopes are made using vintage maps by ecoetsy member PrairiePeasant.  You can find this and other lovely recycled and reused paper items from our team by searching here~

What about recycling aluminum cans?

*We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year.

*At one time, aluminum was more valuable than gold!

*A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days. That’s closed loop recycling at its finest!

The above earrings are made by ecoetsy team member Wearwolf.  You can find this and other recycled aluminum items from our team by searching here~

You can find even more amazing recycling facts, when you visit this website.

Reduce, reuse, recycle!

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  1. Thanks for including the photo of my recycled star books! Most items in my shop are made by recycling paper!

  2. Karen….great post. Thank you for all the info. You are doing a great job.

  3. What awesome items! I have been experimenting with making envelopes out of a discarded dictionary I found. So glad to see someone else has the same great idea.

  4. great info!