• About 179,000 lbs of Copper was used in building The Statue of Liberty.
  • 98% of lead acid or car batteries are being recycle.
  • Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy used to make alum cans from new material.
  • A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days.
  • Copper can be alloyed with tin to make bronze and alloyed with zinc to make brass.
  • Copper is 100% recyclable and nearly 80% of the copper that has been produced is still in use today.
  • The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) estimates that the 36 billion aluminum cans landfilled last year had a scrap value of more than $600 million.
  • US coins today consist of a solid copper core and layer of copper-nickel alloy.
  • The recycling industry annually transforms 150 million metric tons of obsolete materials from consumers, businesses, and manufacturers into useful raw materials. (ISRI)

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