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  • The EPA estimates that 90% of the greenhouse benefits of recycling come from paper, cardboard, and metals.
  • Recycling one ton of metal or paper saves about three tons of carbon dioxide
  • Recycling one ton of plastic saves only slightly more than one ton of carbon dioxide.
  • It takes recycling three tons of glass to save about one ton of carbon dioxide
  • In the united states, if we exclude paper and metals from recycling, our recycling savings are only two-tenths of 1% of our carbon footprint. 

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