Organic cotton bags need to be used 20,000 times to equal the environmental impact of plastic bags.

Frequently Asked Questions: Benefits of Recycling

  • Recycling aluminum cans saves 95 percent of the energy needed to make new cans from raw materials. Recycling steel and tin cans saves 60 to 74 percent; recycling paper saves about 60 percent; and recycling plastic and glass saves about one-third of the energy compared to making those products from virgin materials.

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