✔ Every year, the U.S. recycles enough copper to make 30,645 Statues of Liberty.
✔ If all of the U.S.’s aluminum scrap were used to make soda cans, they would stretch 29,847,965 miles when lined up. That’s most of the distance between the Earth and Mars!
✔ Using aluminum scrap versus virgin aluminum ore saves energy! Even up to 95% energy savings.
✔ Talk about return on investment. Recycling 10 pounds of aluminum cans can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 16 pounds!
✔ Want to make a big impact on greenhouse gas emissions? Recycling your car can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8,811 pounds and can save the energy equivalent of 502 gallons of gasoline.
✔ Recycling 1 ton of steel can conserve 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone.
✔ An estimated 85% to 90% of all automotive aluminum is recovered and recycled.
✔ Approximately 60% of the aluminum in North American cars is recycled content.
✔ Of an estimated total 700 million tons of aluminum produced in the world since commercial manufacturing began, about three-fourths is still in productive use.
✔ Lead-acid batteries, a primary use for lead, have a 97% recycling rate.
✔ Scrap accounts for 40% of the world’s raw material needs.
✔ 2 out of 3 pounds of steel made in the United States is manufactured using scrap.
✔ 60% of the metals and alloys produced in the United States are made from non-ferrous scrap.