Recycling saves impressive amounts of energy which, in turn, reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling
Reduces Greenhouse Gas
Emissions by (CO2 equivalent)
Which is the Energy
Equivalent of
1 Car
8,811 lbs.
502 Gallons of Gasoline
1 Refrigerator
566 lbs.
36 Gallons of Gasoline
1 Computer & CRT Monitor
404 lbs.
27 Gallons of Gasoline
1 Washing Machine
397 lbs.
24 Gallons of Gasoline
4 Tires
323 lbs.
18 Gallons of Gasoline
1 Television
81 lbs.
8 Gallons of Gasoline
10 lbs. of Aluminum Cans
16 lbs.
7 Gallons of Gasoline
10 lbs. of Corrugated Box
40 lbs.
2 Gallons of Gasoline
Source: U.S. EPA Durable Goods Calculator, WARM Calculator http://epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/waste/tools.html