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  • San Fransisco banned the use of plastic bags in city grocery stores.

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Do you know that….

  • 1. Around 2020 Europe will produce 45 % more waste than it did in 1995;
  • 2. The European Union generates 1.3 billion tons waste per year. The waste per capita is 3.5 tons and 40 million tons of the waste are dangerous for the environment;
  • 3. Recycling industry provides more and more of the resources for production- at least 50% of the paper and steel, 43% of the glass and 40% of the non-ferrous alloys produced in EU are made of recycled materials;
  • 4. Processing 1 ton waste paper saves up to 3.5 m3 wood; 810kW/h electricity; 0.8 tons cellulose; 200 m2 water;

                  More about the history, production and recycling of paper you can find here.

  • 5. Processing 1 ton plastic saves up to 2.2 tons oil and 2.360 kW/h electricity.

                  More about the history, production and recycling of plastics  you can find here.

 

  • 6.Recycling one aluminum can saves as much electricity as it is necessary for a TV set to work for three hours;
  • 7. 1250 kg waste aluminum is necessary for the production of 1 ton aluminum.

         More about the history, production and recycling of aluminum you can find here. 

  • 8. Steel recycling saves a lot of energy. The production of steel from recyclables takes only a quarter of the energy necessary for the production of steel from primary resources.

                   More about the history, production and recycling of steel you can find here.

  • 9. The use of 1 ton waste glass in the production of new glass saves 1.1 tons primary resources.
  • 10. The production of glass from waste glass takes only 40% of the energy, necessary for the production of glass from sand.

                   More about the history, production and recycling of glass you can find here.